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<p>Laura Dockrill is an award-winning children’s author, illustrator, script-writer and performance poet who has been shortlisted for the Waterstones’ Book of the Year prize and twice been nominated for the Carnegie Medal. As a poet she is a poet-in-residence for Radio 1. As a script-writer she co-wrote Goldfish which was nominated for the BAFTA for Best British Short in 2020. As a playwright her work has been seen at the Bush Theatre, the Royal Festival Hall and the Young Vic, and she has published an adult memoir called What Have I Done? which detailed her struggles with post-partum psychosis and for which she is now writing a TV series script.</p><p>She is on the advisory panel at The Ministry Of Stories, was the writer in residence for Booktrust and has judged many literary prizes. She is also the founder of ‘This Is Not a Female Tribe’, a networking session for women in the arts. She grew up in Brixton, attended the Brit School and still lives in London with her husband and son.</p>

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