Today is the 95th birthday of one of my favourite authors, and all-round fabulous woman, Judith Kerr. BBC Radio 4 featured a brilliant interview with her this morning, which you can listen to here.
Five years ago I had the privilege of seeing Judith Kerr live in an interview at the Edinburgh Book Festival. I was a great fan before, and now even more so!
In honour of Judith Kerr’s birthday, I’m reposting today the article I wrote in 2013 after seeing her at the Edinburgh Festival.
Happy birthday, Judith!
A fabulous storyteller with a remarkable life
Judith Kerr is one of the greatest children’s illustrators of our time, and a brilliant storyteller. A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to listen to her talk at the Edinburgh Book Festival. Although she’s now ninety years old, she had the whole audience gripped. When the hour was over – and it zoomed by! – the entire room rose in a standing ovation…
You can read the rest of the article here.