Inspiring Young Readers

posted on 29 Nov 2016

An Interview With Beverley Naidoo

The Letterpress Project has asked authors and illustrators to think about what has inspired them as artists, what their favourite books are and how they relate to their audience - we've also asked them if they themselves are book collectors.

We are absolutely delighted to be able to present an exclusive interview with the brilliant children's author, Beverley Naidoo.  Born in South Africa, Beverley came to the UK in the mid-60s as an exile from the Apartheid regime in that country and she has since been a tireless campaigner for social justice both at home and abroad. Beverley's books for children and young adults, which are exciting and hugely readable, continue to carry those messages of equality and the fight for justice to new audiences. She has published an impressive list of novels, short stories and picture books including Journey to Jo'burg (1985), The Other Side of Truth (2000), Web of Lies (2004) and S is for South Africa (2011)

You can read what she had to tell us on the link below:


( The photograph of Beverley Naidoo is courtesy of Linda Brownlee )