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NEWS AND EVENTS

Throughout the year, I take part in a wide variety of events. I go on school visits, do comic strip workshops, speak at conferences for teachers and librarians, festivals, library openings and many other events.

I love these days away from my studio, as they are a wonderful chance for me to meet other people with a passion for children’s books, to share my enthusiasm with newcomers to the delights of children’s books, and best of all, to meet my readers.

I have stopped listing all my events, as I am hopeless at keeping the list updated - I could blame my web designer, but I won't, I'll take full responsibility! However, if you are interested in booking me for an event or finding out if I am visiting a venue near you, please email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Awards

Ancient Egypt — Tales of Gods and Pharaohs

Ancient Egypt won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award - PLATINUM! and also "A Junior Library Guild Selection" for Fall 2011.

My Secret War Diary, by Me, Flossie Albright

Thanks to Walker Books wonderful design and production team My Secret War Diary, by Me, Flossie Albright has won the British Book Design and Production Award!

The judges said it is "a book which allows the younger reader to dip in and out of the narrative without compromise to a difficult story. Format, artwork style and text combine to deliver a challenging message in an accessible way. My Secret War Diary entirely fulfils its aims."

Archie’s War

Archie’s War has been shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Award 2010 in the 'Raring to Read' category.

It’s aim is to involve the whole family and the whole community and they are obviously the ideal vehicle to promote Reading For Life!

The final winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in June 2010, we will keep you up to date with all the news as and when we receive it.

Archie also won the UKLA Book Award for 2009!

The award was for 'the expression of meaning and ideas through challenging use of language, imaginative expression, illustration and other graphics.'

Archie and I are both delighted, thrilled and amazed! Thank you UKLA, it is a wonderful honour and thank you to Archie’s wonderful Walker Book team.

Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales – Selected as one of the Best Books of 2007 by US School Library Journal

"Marcia Williams’ breathes new life into the classic stories, capturing the tone of the original tales but rendering them vivid and fresh. Her inimitable narrative technique combining prose, detailed illustration and humorous dialogue makes the tales accessible to readers of all ages and abilities. Her innovative mix of comic style frames, decorative technique and gorgeous colour palette makes each double page work as a unity. The snippets of Chaucerian language that pepper the pages are bound to delight young readers, who will enjoy imitating this style. A perfect introduction to Chaucer and a classroom essential."

Nikki Gamble

Associate Consultant, University of London, Institute of Education and Director, Write Away

Guess What?

IT’S IGGY ON A PUFFIN COVER!!!

The Puffin Book Club are using a picture of Iggy and Fred on the cover of the March edition of their magazine. We are all so happy and Fred is about the proudest dog you ever saw.

The fantastic news is that not only does the cover look fabulous, but the magazine print run is 192,000!!WOOF!! WOOF!! BARKING-TASTIC!

Puffin Book Club