Author of Madame Doubtfire and Carnegie Medal winner Anne Fine to share what inspires her writing

Multi-award-winning author Anne Fine OBE will be visiting our University to speak on her long-standing career as a writer for all audiences during the  Literary Leicester festival on 18 November.

The second Children’s Laureate and Carnegie Medal winner Anne Fine will explore how and why she writes, sharing what sorts of ideas and issues tend to spark off ideas for her books.

Leicester-born and raised, Anne has written more than fifty works that range dramatically, from Madame Doubtfire (1987) aimed at teenagers- the source of 1993 Hollywood blockbuster Mrs Doubtfire - to How to Write Really Badly (1996) for middle readers, and Under the Bed (2015) for younger readers to name a few. Her novels for adults include Telling Liddy (1998) and In Cold Domain (1994).

Festival Director Professor Martin Stannard from our School of Arts, said: “We are delighted to welcome Anne back to Leicester as one of its most distinguished former citizens. Anyone interested in writing as a career, or in how writers go about their business generally, should not miss this. The ability to gauge a target audience is a crucial skill, and it sounds as though Anne will have some excellent advice on the subject, and on many other things. This event is already booking well so do ensure that you reserve your ticket soon.”