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‘Gone series’ author Michael Grant visits North Walsham school

PUBLISHED: 09:50 10 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:50 10 October 2017

Author Michael Grant at North Walsham High School. Picture: Andy Newman

Author Michael Grant at North Walsham High School. Picture: Andy Newman

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Students had the chance to quiz best-selling American author Michael Grant when he dropped into North Walsham High School (NWHS) as part of a promotional tour for his new novel, Monster.

The author – creator of the multi-million selling Gone series - told the audience of Year 9 and 10 students about how a series of superhero books and TV series had encouraged him to take up writing, after an early life in which he dropped out of high school and found himself in trouble with the law.

NWHS assistant headteacher and head of English Sarah Read said: “It is rare that young people get to meet and quiz authors of the books they love.

“We are extremely lucky he included North Walsham on his promotional tour. His relaxed, tell-it-like-it-is presentational style struck a chord, and it is events like this that encourage young people to read, and try their hand at writing.”

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