Jasbinder is a multi-award-winning middle-grade author. She was born on a farm close to the foothills of the Himalaya where she lived until she was 18 months old. Her debut Asha And The Spirit Bird published in 2019, was inspired by Jasbinder’s majee (Grandmother) and the wonderful stories she told of their life in rural India.
She has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2019, longlisted for The Jhalak Prize 2020, longlisted for The Branford Boase 2019, shortlisted for The Waterstones Book Prize 2020 and won the Costa Children’s Book Award 2019.
Jasbinder has had articles published in The Guardian. Her latest novel Tamarind And The Star Of Ishta, another magical realist adventure set in the Himalaya was published in September 2020 and was long-listed for The Blue Peter Award 2020.
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Professor Bambo Soyinka is an award-winning writer, director and immersive story developer. With more than a decade’s experience in multi-platform storytelling and production, she has initiated and directed projects across the UK and internationally. Bambo is Professor of Story at Bath Spa University and Chair of the Research Centre for Transcultural Creativity and Education. She conceived and founded Paper Nations in 2015. Bambo is the Director/Principal Investigator of “Bulletins from the Edge”.
“All of the films in “Bulletins from the Edge” are the outcome of a three-way conversation between the creative production team, the writer, and me. Some of the films were quick and easy to make. We were able to intuitively ‘tune in’ to each other and we reached a shared vision that we were all happy with. Other films took much longer to make and required several conversations with the writer, sometimes leading to an extended back-and-fore process with the editorial team before we settled on a joint approach.”
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