Inspiring Young Readers

posted on 04 Jan 2019

An Interview with Caroline Lawrence

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 delighted to present an exclusive interview with writer, Caroline Lawrence. Million-selling author Caroline writes history-mystery stories for kids. Her passion for plotting combined with historical accuracy means her books are beloved of children and teachers alike. In 2009, Caroline won the Classical Association Prize for her Roman Mysteries series which was televised by the BBC in 2007 and 2008. She has since written several Roman spin-off series and a wild west detective series. Caroline says, “I want to know everything about the past, especially the exciting and suprising things. Also the sounds, smells, sights and tastes. I essentially write historical novels because nobody has invented a Time Machine.” Fittingly, her latest project is about a London schoolboy who travels back in time to Roman London in the year 260 AD.

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