Deirdre Madden’s new book for children

‘Jasper and the Green Marvel’ is the new novel for children by UEA alumna Deirdre Madden and has just been published by Faber and Faber. Deirdre graduated from UEA’s Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA in 1985 and published her first novel ‘Hidden Symptoms’ the following year. Her second novel ‘Birds of the Innocent Wood’ won a Somerset Maugham Prize in 1998. ‘One by One in the Darkness’ (1996) and ‘Molly Fox’s Birthday’ (2008) were both shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Deirdre’s previous books for children are ‘Snake’s Elbows’ (2005) and ‘Thanks for Telling Me, Emily’ (2007).

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