Shirley Hughes: I hope books survive, they are wonderful pieces of technology

Shirley Hughes, winner of the inaugural Book Trust lifetime achievement award, answers our questions about Dogger, Alfie and how come she waited until she was over 80 years old to write her first novel. We also got to meet the real DoggerFirst of all some exciting news… Shirley Hughes has won the inaugural Book Trust lifetime achievement award. And it couldn’t be more well deserved for the writer and illustrator of over 200 books. Shirley Hughes’ books have been part of our childhood and family life for more than five decades. Can you imagine a world without Alfie or Dogger? It’s almost unthinkable! So we were very excited when we got a chance to interview the author and illustrator who Philip Pullman describes as “a national treasure”, the one and only Shirley Hughes:Do you think of yourself more as an illustrator or a writer? Related: Shirley Hughes: 'learning to look at pictures is a skill' – video Related: How do I get involved in the Guardian children's books site? Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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