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Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay was born in the Philippines, grew up under a dictatorship and met her husband during a revolution. Growing up, she wondered why books only featured pink-skinned children who lived in worlds that didn’t resemble her tropical home in Manila. It took her years to learn that Filipino stories also belong in the pages of books. She has written several books such as Tall Story, Shine and Bone Talk. She has also written picture books, children’s nonfiction and early readers. Her most recent book Wild Song, a follow up to Bone Talk, was published to widespread acclaim. She loves making comics and waging war on the snails in her garden.

Candy Gourlay

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    Hey Mum, They Look Like Me

    Celebrated children’s writers Candy Gourlay, Zanib Mian and Maitha Al Khayat come together for a thought-provoking conversation about the roles writers and publishers can play in promoting diverse stories.

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    50.00 AED

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    Candy Gourlay: Wild Song

    Don’t miss this chance to hear from award-winning YA novelist Candy Gourlay about the inspiration behind her critically acclaimed books, Bone Talk and its much-anticipated follow-up Wild Song.

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    40.00 AED

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    Shelf Portrait

    Five writers with diverse backgrounds and interests gather to share photos of their very own home libraries and trade notes on what makes a good bookshelf.

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    75.00 AED


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