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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Laura Dockrill

Laura Dockrill is a performance poet and novelist whose wonderfully inventive and vibrant approach to life is reflected in the rich and vividly imagined worlds she creates. Laura grew up in Brixton and attended the Brit School. Laura has always had a vivacious spark, finding creativity in words – from poetry to novels and scripts to song lyrics. She is author of the Carnegie Medal nominated YA novel Lorali, as well as the Darcy Burdock series (Random House) for younger readers, which was also nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2014. Other books include Echoes(Harper Collins), a collection of poems and short stories. Laura has appeared on Blue Peter and CBeebies and is a frequent poet performer at festivals including Glastonbury, Hay, Edinburgh, London Literary Festival and Latitude.

Children’s books are at the heart of her work. She curated The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl exhibition at the Southbank Centre and loves to visit schools and festivals and meet young readers who are as spirited as her. Laura lives in London and is currently working on her new teen novel, a play and a poetry collection.

Posts about Laura Dockrill

Best Mermaid Tales

Here's something you probably don't know. My doorbell plays "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid. And here's something you probably do know. There is a live action film adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid that is due for release in August 2018. So to get in a...

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Meet the Judges: India

The Inky Award judges have 20 books to read in two months and the shadow judges had a month to read two books each... so I set them some extra work! I asked them to tell us a bit about themselves so we can get to know them a bit...

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