Patrice Lawrence feels there is still a world where writers of colour are still under-represented. Patrice writes stories that reflect all families, families who do not have a voice or face in the world of books. Initially Patrice’s debut book Orange Boy faced resistance from publishers in their reluctance to present this new and different story. It was later shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award and won the bookseller YA Prize and Waterstone’s Prize for Older Children’s Fiction. Patrice Lawrence speaks to Suzie Thorpe.
Suzie Thorpe talks to Patrice Lawrence
Just after Kath Austin had a child she became troubled about using throwaway plastic. She wondered how people had stored food in the past and found that soaking cloth in Beeswax had been popular. After much experimentation she devised her own method of making wraps and now runs the very successful BeeBee Wraps. Kath tells Linda Ness her story.
Linda Ness talks to Kath Austin