RAYMOND McGRATH AND GRACI KIM TALK
TUESDAY 22 AUGUST 11:00-11:45 AM
GARDEN PLACE, HAMILTON
Come and hear Raymond McGrath and Graci Kim discuss their books suitable for year 5 and 6 students.
Raymond is an award-winning, 25-year veteran of the film, television, advertising and children’s publishing industries. Being closely involved in the business of producing and funding animation (both in NZ and internationally through co-productions), as well as book publishing, he has developed, directed, and overseen large scale series. However, his focus remains storytelling. Working from the kernel of a concept, through to script and then finished production, in whichever medium is best suited to his particular narrative, has been Raymond's passion since he began his professional creative journey.
Graci Kim is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of The Last Fallen Star, The Last Fallen Moon, and The Last Fallen Realm. As featured in TIME Magazine for Kids, and dubbed a “sparkling yarn” by Entertainment Weekly, the Korean mythology-inspired trilogy has been optioned by the Disney Channel for a television series, and is being translated into multiple languages. It was named a 2021 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Children’s Book, an Amazon Best Book, an Indigo Best Book, a Barnes & Noble Young Reader Pick, and a Whitcoulls Kids Top 50. In 2022, Graci was awarded the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent.