Exmouth author invited to Liverpool literary events

PUBLISHED: 19:27 14 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:01 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH author Mal Peet has been in Liverpool for three literary events.

EXMOUTH author Mal Peet has been in Liverpool for three literary events.

Mal, who won the 2005 Carnegie Medal for his novel Tamar, had two of his books chosen for this year's Liverpool Reads - an event to get people reading and discussing a different book every day.

He has visited the city throughout the year to hold a series of workshops and readings.

During his latest visit launched his new book, Exposure.

Mal said he thought the Liverpool reading event was a 'cracking idea' and suggested other big cities in the country followed suit.

"It's such a good idea to get loads of people talking about the same things, a city-wide book group. It's brilliant," he said.

"The kids I've worked with have been fantastic.

"I visited community centres and met older people who had used Tamar to recall their wartime memories - making stuff and writing poetry in response to the book."

"It's great to go out and meet people reading your stuff. It's been an absolute joy. Everyone's been incredibly open and generous and it's been really exciting and surprising.

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