Flights of Fact and Fiction – Elizabeth Wein in Conversation
|Friday 10th September at 1.30pm – 2.30pm in Innerpeffray Schoolroom|
Elizabeth Wein is a Number 1 New York Times bestselling author. Her historical novels are celebrated for their thrilling representation of young people at war, particularly focusing on women in aviation in the first half of the twentieth century. Hear how her own experience as a general-aviation pilot in Eastern Scotland has influenced her approach to writing fiction.
Elizabeth Wein, with American and British citizenship, has lived in Perth since 2000. She earned her private pilot’s license at the Scottish Aero Club. Flight inspires her fiction, including Code Name Verity (2012), short-listed for the CILIP Carnegie Award and the Scottish Children’s Book Award in 2013. It became a Number 1 New York Times bestseller in 2020.
Elizabeth’s recent novel The Enigma Game (2020), shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize, is a wartime thriller about three very different young people working together on a remote Scottish RAF base.
She is married to games developer Tim Gatland and they have two grown children.
Number 1 New York Times Bestselling author of Code Name Verity – shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Award
Tickets cost £5 and are available to book here.
We are grateful for support for this session from Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature fund.