Saturday 29 September 1.20–2.10pm
Murder mysteries and bun breaks with Robin Stevens.
Robin Stevens, author of the 'Murder Most Unladylike' series and winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in the younger fiction category, talks about her detective duo Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong. Find out why Robin is so fascinated with murder mysteries, what makes a great detective and help create and solve a unique mystery of your very own… There will also be a chance to ask any burning questions you have for Robin, like any good detective!
Robin Stevens was born in California and grew up in an Oxford college, across the road from the house where Alice in Wonderland lived. She has been making up stories all her life.
When she was twelve, her father handed her a copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and she realised that she wanted to be either Hercule Poirot or Agatha Christie when she grew up. When it occurred to her that she was never going to be able to grow her own spectacular walrus moustache, she decided that Agatha Christie was the more achievable option.
She spent her teenage years at Cheltenham Ladies' College, reading a lot of murder mysteries and hoping that she'd get the chance to do some detecting herself (she didn't). She went to university, where she studied crime fiction, and then worked in children's publishing. She is now a full-time writer. Robin’s first book Murder Most Unladylike was the biggest middle-grade debut of 2014, winning the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in the Young Fiction category and garnering a loyal fan base and huge critical acclaim.
Find out more robin-stevens.co.uk.
Robin has been on University Challenge and grew up across the road from the house where Alice in Wonderland lived.