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Candy Gourlay
I was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before I took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. I inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. I take procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube... show more

I was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before I took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. I inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. I take procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube videos for fun. My debut novel TALL STORY has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for 13 awards. It won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines. My second novel SHINE will be published in the UK in September 2013. www.candygourlay.com@candygourlay
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Birth date: April 19
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By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 7 years ago
Tall Story by Candy Gourlay is told in alternating narration by Andi, who lives with her Filipino mom and British dad in the UK, and Bernardo, her older half brother who has been raised by his aunt and uncle in the Philippines. At the beginning of the book, he is finally allowed to rejoin his mom in...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 11 years ago
Clever, orginal, warm story that beautifully weaves together many compelling themes.
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