Malorie Blackman

Sat 31 August

Crossfire: Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses

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Join legendary author Malorie Blackman for this live Penguin Podcast as she introduces us to her long-awaited new novel Crossfire, which takes place thirty-four years after Sephy Hadley – a Cross – first met Callum McGregor – a nought. It is the latest title in her ground-breaking Noughts & Crosses series.

The Penguin Podcast allows listeners to understand the origins and creative processes of constructing a story, and the experiences that influenced its development. Don’t miss this chance to be in the audience as Malorie discusses four objects that inspired or shaped the Noughts and Crosses series, telling us the stories behind her story.

Come along to hear more from an author whose stories have survived and impacted generations, and shed necessary light on the social injustices present in the world. Discover the next chapter, and what happens when someone gets caught in the crossfire.


‘The Noughts & Crosses series are still my favourite books of all time and showed me just how amazing story-telling could be’


‘The most original book I’ve ever read’

Benjamin Zephaniah