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Carnegie Medal winner Tanya Landman speaks to St Olave's pupils

Our pupils have been learning how to become writers with a visit from Carnegie Medal Winner Tanya Landman.

Ms Landman, who spoke at St Peter’s School as part of York Literature Festival last night (Monday 14 March), talked to St Olave’s pupil about her latest book Buffalo Soldier, the history of the United States and the horrors of slavery. She also explored her earlier novels Apache, Hell and High Water, and The Goldsmith’s Daughter.

Tanya Landman also spoke to St Peter’s pupils about how she became an author and the process of writing.

Tanya Landman at St Peter's School

Susie Lockett, Librarian at St Olave’s School, said: “The pupils were very excited to meet Tanya Landman and to learn about the inspiration for her novels. She provided insightful lessons on literature, history and social issues as part of a fascinating talk, and was a great inspiration to the future writers here today.”

Tanya Landman’s first book Waking Merlin was published in 2005. In 2015 she won the Carnegie Medal for Buffalo Soldier.