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Candy Gourlay
Works at The House of Procrastination
Attended Ateneo de Manila University
Lives in London
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Why My Hourly Comic is Going to Take DAYS to Draw
I'd always wanted to join Hourly Comic Day  but always found out about it after it was over. This year, I spotted my friend Sarah McIntyre's heads up just in time, and thought I'd have a go. So. Hourly Comic Day happened yesterday. I'd been teaching myself ...
Candy Gourlay is an award winning Filipino author based in the UK. Her children's books TALL STORY and SHINE have been nominated for many prizes including the Carnegie, the Blue Peter, the Waterstones and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. She loves babies, photography, SCBWI and making YouTube ...
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Postcard to St Anthony in Quezon City
Dear Sixth Graders of Saint Anthony, Quezon City On Facebook last week, your teacher, Ms Kat, showed me this video she made of your Tall Story drawings.  Wow, they are FANTASTIC! Thank you! I always get a thrill when I see the fun things children do with my...
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My Year in Books 2014
They say books hold up a mirror to who you are, as well as windows to other worlds. I thought I'd look back at what I read in 2014 to see where I've been! WARM UP    Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell was the first book I read in 2014. It is set in 1986 -  th...
Candy Gourlay is an award winning Filipino author based in the UK. Her children's books TALL STORY and SHINE have been nominated for many prizes including the Carnegie, the Blue Peter, the Waterstones and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. She loves babies, photography, SCBWI and making YouTube ...
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My Picture Book pal Chitra @csoundar interviewed by @clairebolderson on her brilliant Farmer Falgu books 
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Congrats to @pierstorday & thanks @emilydrabs @jeccleshare for a lovely evening
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Great piece on reading, libraries and the need to change Asian attitudes towards reading.
Reading to me is like drinking water. You have to do it every day, you have to do it in substantial quantities and it is a kind of miracle cure for so many things. I read for pleasure as a kid. I r...
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Great SFX! Happy new year to you too!
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Postcards: to Spike, sixth graders of Beacon School, and year sevens of Ellis Guilford
Spike | Beacon School | Ellis Gulford Dear Spike Dear Spike, I'm sorry this postcard is so late. My life is a little bit crazy. I just want to thank you properly for sending me this picture of a crocodile and a dodo. My husband got really excited when he sa...
Candy Gourlay is a Carnegie-nominated Filipino author based in the UK. Her debut novel TALL STORY won the 2011 Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines. It was shortlisted for 13 prizes including the Blue Peter and Waterstones Prize.
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  • The House of Procrastination
    author, 2010 - present
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Candy Gourlay was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before she took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. She inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. She takes procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube videos for fun. Her debut novel TALL STORY has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for 13 awards. It won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe. www.candygourlay.com
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  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • St Theresa's College Quezon City
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Candy Quimpo