The writer, who focusses on fiction for young adults, gave a talk to pupils from St Olave’s, Millthorpe School and Canon Lee School in the morning before meeting older pupils at St Peter’s signing books in the afternoon. In his presentation he talked about his latest novel Hello Darkness, as well as The Knife That Killed Me, a film screening of which will be shown as part of York Literature Festival.
Anthony McGowan also led a creative writing session with Third Form before answering interview questions from pupils.
School Librarian Ms Pat Chandler said:
It has been brilliant having such a renowned author of young-adult fiction talking to the pupils today. We celebrated World Book Day last week and this has been a continued celebration on the wonders of literature.
Anthony McGowan has written novels for all ages. His second young-adult book, Henry Tumour, won the 2006 Booktrust Teenage prize and the 2007 Catalyst Award. Hello Darkness was published in September 2013.