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Malorie Blackman in Conversation

The wait is over for the next novel in the groundbreaking young adult fiction series Noughts & Crosses – join the author herself for an introduction to Crossfire.

Malorie Blackman’s new novel takes place thirty-four years after Sephy Hadley – a Cross – first met Callum McGregor – a nought.

Blackman also discusses the TV adaptation of Noughts & Crosses and gives a preview of what to expect when it hits our screens.

Come along to hear more from an author whose stories have survived and impacted generations, and shed necessary light on the social injustices present in the world.

Discover the next chapter, and what happens when someone gets caught in the crossfire.

Blackman has written over fifty books and is acknowledged as one of today’s most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers.

She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award, and was the Children’s Laureate from 2013 to 2015.

Dates & times

8 Sep 2019
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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    • Sun 8 September 2019


Queen Elizabeth Hall


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 12+

Copies of Malorie Blackman’s new book Crossfire (RRP £7.99) are available for £6 when you buy a ticket to the talk. These may be collected at the event.

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