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Some highlights from 2001

  • The Other Side of Truth awarded the Carnegie Medal for 2000. The award is made annually by The Library Association ( for ‘an outstanding book for children and young people’.

Lauren Child (left) won the 2000 Kate Greenaway Award for illustration and Nigella Lawson gave us our prizes.

  • Out of Bounds (with Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu) is launched at St Martin’s in the Fields, London, and at Archbishop Lanfranc School.

Talking with students at Archbishop Lanfranc, Croydon, London

  • Penguin reissues No Turning Back as part of their 21 Classics for the 21st Century
  • Author visit to Amman, Jordan including a workshop with Palestinian refugee students at their UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) school – organised by the British Council.

Students at Nuzha 1 School for Girls in Amman during the workshop

Listening to Matar Saqer, UNRWA Public Information Officer

My husband Nandha answered questions too

To read my account of this very moving visit, click here.