Trish Cooke

Trish Cooke is an award-winning author and scriptwriter of Dominican heritage. Born in Bradford in the UK, she was inspired to write mostly by her parents who were great storytellers. Her most popular children’s book, So Much, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, won the 0-5 category of the Smarties Book Prize and the Kurt Maschler Award in 1994. Other titles include: Full, Full, Full Of Love, illustrated by Paul Howard and Puffin Classics edition of Tales from the Caribbean.

Trish also writes scripts for theatre, radio and television, both for children and adults. She was a presenter on the BBC’s children’s television programme Playdays and also appeared on You And Me. Her children’s television scriptwriting credits include: Jo Jo and Gran-Gran; Number One Newton Avenue and The Tweenies. She is currently the Writer in Residence at the Bush Theatre in London and the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Huddersfield. Trish runs creative writing workshops.

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Joanne Skerrett, Papillote Press, Dominica