Dr Wendy O’Shea-Meddour at the Oxford Literary Festival

As part of the St Hilda’s College Writers’ Day at the Oxford Literary Festival, Dr Wendy O’Shea-Meddour (alumna, St Hilda’s College, now English Lecturer at the University of Reading) and her daughter/illustrator, Mina May (now aged 16), discussed their adventures in the world of children’s books with Nicolette Jones of The Sunday Times.

Their internationally best-selling ‘Wendy Quill’ series threw them into the limelight when Mina was only 11 years old, and they were quizzed them on what it felt like to appear on stage at Edinburgh Literary Festival, on Woman’s Hour with Jenni Murray, and to have the film crew for Newsround squeezed into their lounge! In the beautiful setting of Worcester College, and amongst an audience of academics, children, and aspiring creative writers, they also discussed topics such as ‘the power of humour in fiction’, and ‘how to get and stay published’.

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Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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