Joyce Dunbar



Joyce Dunbar is the author of more than 80 picture books, Working with world class illustrators and translated into 20 languages, she is best known for her lively and quirky picture book stories, with their wide emotional range.

She is the author of a series of 26 stories called MOUSE & MOLE, which one reviewer described as 'among the greats of English Literature.' These have been made into T.V animation with Alan Bennett, Richard Briers and Imelda Staunton playing the parts. She considers these her most definitive and characteristic works.

MOONBIRD, the story of a deaf prince, is regularly performed overseas; SHOE BABY, illustrated by her daughter Polly, is part of LONGNOSEPUPPETS programme.

For 10 years she was a creative writing tutor on the Greek island of Skyros and has been a tutor for the Arvon Foundation. From 2006-9 she was an RLF Writing fellow at UEA. In 1990 she was a founder member of East Anglian Writers (secretary for 5 years) and for 3 years she served on the CWIG committee of Soc.A.

She regularly visits schools and festivals. Contact details on her website.

Children's Literature, Children's Literature