William Sutcliffe Schools Event

William Sutcliffe has published five novels including the international bestseller, Are You Experienced. His first novel for young adults, The Wall, was published in 2013 and has had much critical acclaim, including being longlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and Scottish Children's Book Awards.

Circus of Thieves is his first novel for younger children and is full of fun, adventure and crazy characters. 

William travelled to Dalbeattie and Newington Primary Schools in Dumfrien & Galloway to meet 255 P4 - P7 pupils. He entertained the puils with exercepts from his new book, interactive games and lots of fun activities to engage them in the world of writing.

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William Sutcliffe
William Sutcliffe
William Sutcliffe
William Sutcliffe
William Sutcliffe
William Sutcliffe


I think it was awesome to have William Sutcliffe in our school. He inspired me to read more books in and out of school. I have been reading a lot since his visit to our school.
Aleigha Martin, age 9, Dalbeattie Primary School

The author visit was amazing. William Sutcliffe was so inspiring and now I want to write a book about a talking animal. I really enjoyed the event because William Sutcliffe shared so much information and he never lost my attention.
Erin Houston, age 10, Dalbeattie Primary School

It was really fun meeting William Sutcliffe, I had never seen a real author before. I enjoyed the book and really liked watching you and you reading to us.
Teghan Robertson, age 10, Newington Primary School

I really enjoyed the event. There was a good mix of information about writing and reading in general and specific activities relating to the author's book. The children seemed engaged throughout and all reported enjoying the event.
Teacher, Dalbeattie Primary