Alex will be talking about his latest book Home Girl which is part of his Crongton series. It features Naomi, a teenage girl growing up fast (too fast) in the UK care system. It is a wholly modern narrative which sheds much-needed light on what can be an unsettling life – and the consequences that can follow when young people are treated like pawns on a family chessboard. Alex Wheatle MBE is an award winning author, poet and playwright. He teaches in various places including Lambeth College, holds workshops in prisons and is frequently invited to schools to speak to
students, inspiring in them with his own story a passion for literature. A favourite of reading groups and libraries, he is the UK’s most read Black British author.