Swimming on the Moon with Brian Conaghan
Join award-winning Scottish author Brian Conaghan to hear all about his new book Swimming on the Moon; a completely unique look at a subject that hits home for many, many children and young people, with big themes of emotional literacy, understanding difference, empathy and communication. Brian’s portrayal of twins on the cusp of becoming teenagers - one neurotypical, one non-verbally autistic - shows the strength of the sibling bond in all of its highs and lows, laughs and frustrations. Brian Conaghan lives and works in the Scottish town of Coatbridge. He was a teacher for many years, and his novel When Mr Dog Bites was shortlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal. The Bombs That Brought Us Together won the 2016 Costa Children’s Book Award, The Weight of a Thousand Feathers won the 2018 Irish Book Award for Teen/YA Book of the Year, and We Come Apart, a verse novel co-authored with Carnegie Medal-winner Sarah Crossan, won the 2018 UKLA Book Award.