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Simon Mawer

Simon Mawer

We want Mawer

Acclaimed novelist Simon Mawer will be giving a reading and taking questions at an open event at The Grammar School at Leeds.

Based in Italy, Simon Mawer has spent the last two decades building a reputation as a novelist of some repute. Garnering praise for his work from all corners of the press, Mawer will read from his work and and conduct a question and answer session with parents, staff and members of the general public at the event - 'An Audience with Simon Mawer'.

During the day, the author will be working with the school's sixth form students and passing on his wisdom which should come easily as Mawer is a former biology teacher with 30 years experience in the classroom.

Born in England in 1948, Mawer's father was in the RAF and consequently Simon spent much of his childhood in Cyprus and Malta as well as England. His itinerant childhood gave him a love of the Mediterranean and he has lived in Rome for over three decades.

His first novel 'Chimera' was published in 1989, while his latest 'The Glass Room', has just been published. In addition to eight novels, Mawer has also published two non-fiction works, including a biography of one of his heroes, the pioneer of genetic science, Gregor Mendel. 

'An Audience with Simon Mawer' takes place at The Grammar School at Leeds, Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, LS17 on Thursday 2 April 2009 at 7.30pm. Tickets are free but in limited supply - reserve your place by emailing authors@gsal.org.uk with your name and the number of tickets you require. The school will email to confirm your place. Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and will be ready for collection on your arrival at the school.

last updated: 18/03/2009 at 18:13
created: 18/03/2009

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