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Feather Boy - interviews


The author – Nicky Singer


Nicky Singer has worked in publishing, the arts and television. She co-founded, and for ten years co-directed, Performing Arts Labs – a charity dedicated to training writers for stage, screen and opera.


Her own writing career began when she was 15 years old with lyrics for a cantata, Jonah and the Whale.


Since then she has written four adult novels and two books of non-fiction.


Her first novel for children, Feather Boy won the Blue Peter Book I Couldn't Put Down Award and the overall Blue Peter Book of the Year Award 2002.


The book is now published in 18 countries and, as well as being adapted for TV, it will go on tour as a theatre piece in 2005.


Nicky Singer lives in Brighton with her husband and their three children.


The writer / producer - Peter Tabern


Peter Tabern runs Childsplay Productions, specialising in quality children's drama. He writes and produces most of the company's output.


Recent BBC credits include The Children of The New Forest and Stig of The Dump (which won a Bafta and an International Emmy.)


He divides his time between London and Derbyshire.


The director – Dermot Boyd

Feather Boy is Dermot's first work for a younger audience although he has a distinguished list of credits for adult drama including Playing The Field, 2000 Acres of Sky, MacReady & Daughter and most recently, The Return, starring Julie Walters, screened earlier this year for ITV.


Dermot is married with two teenage boys and lives in London.


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