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Episode 29: NaNoWriMo Special with Barry Cunningham, Natasha Farrant and Catherine Johnson

Broadcast 29 November, 2016

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Our NaNoWriMo special features writing tips and advice from our three studio guests - top children's publisher Barry Cunningham, author Natasha Farrant, and author/screenwriter Catherine Johnson. Plus Louise meets bestselling YA author Jennifer Niven to hear about her approach to writing.


Our guests:

Barry Cunningham

Natasha Farrant

Catherine Johnson

Jennifer Niven


Reading list: books that started life as NaNo novels

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

Beetle Boy by MG Leonard


New books this month

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by JK Rowling

Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney

Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg

The Liszts by Kyo Maclear and Julia Sarda

Santa Claude by Alex T Smith (more Christmas books to come!)

Melissa's November round-up in full


Find out more


The Times Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition

What we're reading this month


Image from cover of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - cover art by Noelle Stevenson (Pan Macmillan)