Patricia Forde

Patricia Forde

Patricia Forde

Patricia Forde is from Galway, on the west coast of Ireland.

Her first novel THE WORDSMITH was published to great critical acclaim in 2015. It has since been published in the United States, Australia, Denmark, Russia, Turkey and the Netherlands. It has won a White Raven Award from the International Youth Library, is an American Library Association Notable Book for Children in the United States and was shortlisted for the Children’s Book of the Year Award in Ireland.

In 2018 Patricia wrote BUMPFIZZLE THE BEST ON PLANET EARTH, which was chosen as the Dublin UNESCO Citywide Read 2019. MOTHER TONGUE, the sequel to THE WORDSMITH, has just been published in 2019 by Little Island Books.

She is married to Padraic and has two grown up children. She still lives in Galway, her favourite city in the world.

 

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Our chat with Patricia…

Mother TongueAfter global warming came the Melting. Then came Ark.

The new dictator of Ark wants to silence speech for ever. But Letta is the wordsmith, tasked with keeping words alive. Out in the woods, she and the rebels secretly teach children language, music and art.

Now there are rumours that babies are going missing. When Letta makes a horrifying discovery, she has to find a way to save the children of Ark - even if it is at the cost of her own life.

 

Web: www.patriciaforde.com

Twitter: @PatriciaForde1

Instagram: @TrishForde1

Books available direct from the publisher at: http://littleisland.ie/books/mother-tongue/

 

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