Teen author Meg Rosoff meets Norwich school pupils

Teen fiction author Meg Rosoff visited Norwich High School for Girls this week to talk about her new book, There is No Dog.

The American-born author spoke to pupils in years 10 and 11, as well as children from The Hewett School and City Academy Norwich.

Her new novel asks the question 'what would the world look like if God were a teenage boy?' and re-imagines the world with a teenage boy at the helm.

Librarian at Norwich High School, Liz Wraith, said: 'The book is funny and poignant – another Meg Rosoff classic. We all very much enjoyed Meg's visit and her talk was inspirational.'

The afternoon started with a lunch for the author, joined by six girls – the winners of a school competition to write about what they would do if they were God for a day.

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Year 11 student Rebecca Wall said she would allow people to taste what they saw and heard and year nine student Isabelle Cant would make everyone in the world 'good for just one day'.

Other subjects discussed over lunch included becoming an author, writing techniques and a mutual love of Harry Potter.

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After lunch the author gave her talk to a packed hall and spoke about her long and varied journey to becoming a writer, before a chance for all to get their books signed.

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