Society of
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Speaker Profile - Kathryn Evans


Region: British Isles
Age Levels: 11-13 and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
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For the many years it took me to get published, I've been a passionate supporter of SCBWI and am now Co-RA for the British Isles region.   My debut YA novel More of Me was nominated for the 2017 Carnegie medal, was the first ever YA book to win the EIBF First Book Award, was shortlisted for multiple regional awards in the UK and sold in numerous territories, including USA and Germany. My new novel, Beauty Sleep, is out now: The Book Seller says: Sleeping Beauty gets a high concept 'Black Mirror' style twist; Sunday Express says: Pacey, gripping, mystery thriller.

Agent Sophie Hicks:

Presentation Description:

Kathryn is a lively and experienced performer. Her talks are usually backed up with powerpoint and props. More information available here:

Bookable only via Authors Abroad:

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A Passion for Reading: from comic books to classics. This talk concentrates on why reading matters and how it’s made me the writer, and the person,  I am today.

Meet the Author:  I am the poster girl for tenacity – this talk is particularly good for pre-exam students or those facing an uphill struggle with work. It took me more than 15 years to get published.


  • Ideas, plot and structure.
  • Making characters live.

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