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Meet author David Massey - for years 9 and 10

Meet author David Massey - for years 9 and 10

Start Date: 15 November 2012 01:45 PM
End Date: 15 November 2012 02:45 PM


Meet the author David Massey

Free event for years 9 and 10

Books for sale will be provided by Waterstones

David Massey’s Torn is a powerful, contemporary teen novel, set in Afghanistan and told from a unique perspective - that of nineteen-year-old army medic, Elinor Nielson. On her first tour of duty in the war-torn country, Private Nielson is pulled into a dangerous intrigue surrounding a mysterious young Afghan girl. In her search for the truth, Elinor’s loyalties are divided between her colleagues and the displaced Afghan children she must protect. What she discovers makes her question everything she believes about love and war.

After heading up an aid expedition during the Romanian revolution, David Massey witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of conflict on young people. Their resilience and ability to be instruments of change inspired David to write Torn. His research for the novel revealed some startling realities for teens serving in the conflict in Afghanistan.

For further information or to book, please contact Gena Gaynor at gena.gaynor@birmingham.gov.uk or on 0121 303 2175 or 0121 303 3368.

This event is part of Young Readers Year Round; Birmingham Libraries' book festival for children and young people.


Venue Information

Birmingham Library Theatre
Birmingham Library Theatre
Paradise Place
West Midlands
B3 3HQ
Email Address:

Telephone Number: 0121 303 2868

The entrance to Birmingham Library Theatre is situated to the left of the entrance to Birmingham Central Library next to the entrance to Birmingham Conservatoire. It is close to Paradise Forum, which has a range of lively bars and cafes, serving food and drink throughout the day and evening. But there is no access from inside the Forum.

Facilities: Lecture Theatre, Limited access for people with mobility difficulties, Stage with Lighting, Toilets

Birmingham Library Theatre is an intimate 200 seat venue in the heart of the city centre. It promotes the special collections and services of Britain's biggest and busiest Central Library by staging challenging literary events, author visits, local history talks and dramatic and musical performances.

Events in the Library Theatre

* Lunchtime Local History Lectures take place every month

* Other events are listed in What's On in Central Library If you are interested in booking the Library Theatre for your own event, please contact:

Room Bookings and Sales Co-ordinator
Central Library
Chamberlain Square
B3 3HQ

Tel: 0121 303 2868