French children’s book author Carl Norac in Singapore schools
French author Carl Norac is being invited in Singapore by the Singapore Writer’s Festival and Institut français Singapour, from 27 February to 1 March, to participate in the "Words Go Round" programme for schools. He will also give workshops at Alliance française on 2 March. Words Go Round is a Singapore Writer’s Festival programme that brings writers into the schools to meet students’ face-to-face.
French author Carl Norac received his first literary prize at the age of 18, which is also when he started to travel widely. His children’s books are sometimes inspired by these travels that took him from sandy deserts to icy arctic wastelands. When he grew up, Carl worked in a number of different fields – as a teacher, scriptwriter, and journalist – before devoting himself to writing. In addition to poetry and plays, he has written about 50 children’s books. Some of these, such as Les mots doux (I Love You So Much), have been translated into more than 20 different languages worldwide. Since 2004, he has also been writing in English, with his most recent English work being Big Bear, Little Brother (2010).
Words Go Round programme
Dates: from 27 February to 1 March 2013