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Author Events

Though I have retired, I still enjoy talking about books and writing. I have appeared at the Cheltenham, Hay and Edinburgh book festivals, and spoken at schools around the UK, and as far away as Germany. I have talks prepared on nine topics, all with digital slide shows. Most are based on books I have written for children or adults, but two are about the process of writing.

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Richard Platt at the International School, Stuttgart

At the International School, Stuttgart. Photo by Bibi Steinke


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details of my talks

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Barbara Thompson Head Librarian, International School of Monaco

big open quotes graphicThe children are buzzing about their experience yesterday and I am so glad that we booked you for our author visit. I will certainly be recommending you to other heads close quotes graphic

David Gumbrell Head, Long Ditton St Mary's Junior School

big open quotes graphicRichard’s appearance at our Royal Society event was brilliant – the children were completely engaged and enjoyed themselves enormously. close quotes graphic

Danielle Daglan Head of Events & Hospitality, York Archaeological Trust

big open quotes graphicMr. Platt’s recent visit was undoubtedly the highlight of our academic year.  A dynamic presenter and a delight to work with, I highly recommend Richard Platt to any school looking for an exceptional visitor to inspire young readers and writers. close quotes graphic

Betty Turpin Lower School Librarian, International School of Stuttgart