Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival is thrilled to welcome multi-award-winning children’s author Geraldine McCaughrean to the Festival in place of Michael Morpurgo, who has sadly had to withdraw due to illness.

Three-time winner of the Whitbread Children’s book award and four-time winner of the Smarties Bronze Award, Geraldine McCaughrean will be delighting crowds in Budleigh Salterton on Sunday 17th September, at 4pm.

One of the country’s most highly-regarded children’s authors, she will share the stories that she has penned during her career, including her latest book Where the World Ends; a thrilling 18thCentury adventure story about survival against the odds.

Described as “one of the greatest living children’s authors” by The Bookseller, Geraldine will share fascinating insights from her literary career in an event suitable for adults and children alike.

Geraldine has written more than 160 books which have been published in 61 different countries, translated into over 45 languages.

Perhaps best known for her official sequel to the much-loved classic Peter Pan with Peter Pan in Scarlet, she has been described as “an awe-inspiring writer” by The Sunday Telegraph.

The Festival team hopes people with tickets to the event with Michael Morpurgo will come along to the McCaughrean event; your tickets will be honoured. If not, the team would be happy to transfer your tickets to another event. Please call the Box Office on 01395 445275.

For the full programme line-up and details on how to get tickets, visit the festival website