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  • Children and YA Fiction Room

    Briefing Notes: Young Adult Literature

    Following the huge success of the 2015 Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) in London, Sarah Odedina explores the importance of Young Adult (YA) fiction in young people's lives and considers why YA books aren't afraid to tackle heavy subjects. Read more

  • Selma Dabbagh

    Seeing In the Middle East

    On 23 July Free Word will host Speaking Truth to Power, part of Shubbak festival of  contemporary Arab culture, which will see three leading writers from the Middle East debate the limits of freedom of expression in the region and beyond. Ahead of that event, British Palestinian writer Selma Dabbagh explores what it means to produce art…Read more

  • Nicky Harman

    The Story of a Story

    Translator Nicky Harman takes us on a fascinating step-by-step visual journey, explaining how a Chinese short story makes it from a very foreign language and culture into English, and to the western reader. Read more