A Night with Knights Of

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An evening with children’s publisher Knights Of and some of their most exciting authors

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Join national charity The Reading Agency and publisher of diverse and inclusive books for children, Knights Of, for an evening of discussions with a panel of their award-winning, boundary-breaking children’s authors.

Members of the Knights Of publishing team will appear in conversation with a panel of their most exciting authors, who will talk about their work and the landscape of children’s publishing, before opening the floor to audience questions. See below the authors confirmed so far, with more to follow shortly!

  • WHERE IT STARTED: Author Gabrielle Kent in conversation with Knights Of Co-Founder, David Stevens
  • SO. LAST YEAR: 2020 Waterstone's Children's Prize Winner Sharna Jackson in conversation with Knights Of Co-Founder, Aimée Felone
  • THE BOOK OF 2020: Debut author Elle McNicoll shares her 2020 highlights with Knights Of Editorial Director, Eishar Brar
  • ILLUSTRATOR INTRODUCTION: A conversation with illustrator Kay Wilson and Knights Of Creative Director, Marssaié Jordan

About Knights Of

Knights Of is an independent publisher of books for children, born out of a passion for children’s publishing and a desire to do something differently, to move away from the status quo and commit to facing some of the problems in the industry, independently. As an inclusive publisher, Knights Of makes books for everyone, by everyone. It aims to change the lack of diversity not just among books being published and their authors, but also in the publishing industry itself, by making commercial children’s books that have been edited, produced, designed, marketed and publicised by as many people, from as many different backgrounds as possible. Find out more at

Knights Of are also The Reading Agency's publisher partner for the Winter Mini Challenge 2020. The Winter Mini Challenge, which runs until 15 January 2021, is a reading challenge for children to take part in over the school holidays, this year with the theme 'Everyone is a Hero'. Find out more at

About The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency is a national charity that tackles life's big challenges through the proven power of reading. Every year we help 1.8 million people through our work with public libraries, publishers, prisons, schools, colleges and others to develop and deliver programmes for people of all ages and backgrounds. Our vision is for a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life and no one is left behind. The Reading Agency is funded by Arts Council England. Find out more at

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Running time: 75 mins

This event will take place via Zoom Webinar. Once you have registered for this event you will receive a confirmation email containing your link to join. Please note, you will not be able to join before 7pm on Wednesday 20 January 2021.

There will be opportunity for audience questions on the night, but if you have a question for Knights Of or any of the authors that you would like to submit in advance, please email it to

@readingagency | @_KnightsOf | #ANightWithKnightsOf | #ProvenPowerofReading

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