Quests & Queens

Our merry band of young writers, The Scribblers, posed some particularly brilliant questions to some of the artists appearing at Hay this year.  Over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you their answers. Making her debut in YA fiction this month with The Changeling, a big welcome to PHILIPPA GREGORY.

Describe your latest book in 5 words.

Dramatic quest to the unknown.

If you had to pick one of your characters to spend the day with, which one would you choose?

Robert Dudley from The Queen’s Fool  for great horse riding, and parties.

Which writer, dead or alive, you would like to collaborate with?

Shakespeare and go on holiday to Italy, and ask him did he travel there.

What’s the best thing about writing?

You are completely in control of everything, your hours, your workplace, and best of all the people you work with – all imaginary friends.

What’s your top tip for budding young writers?

Write the very best you can, don’t try to copy anyone, keep writing till you hear your own voice and listen for that.

Catch Philippa at the festival on Saturday 2 June at 10am

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