2016: Allan Ahlberg

Allan AMUCH LOVED, best-selling, author, Allan Ahlberg, gave the 2016 Pearce lecture on September 1st in the Mary Allan Building, Homerton College, Cambridge.

Allan is author of more than a hundred books for children, translated into many languages, and winner of many awards, including two Greenaway prizes for Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman (with his late wife, Janet Ahlberg). Allan’s range is extraordinary and encompasses some of the best books ever produced for babies, and for older children.  These include wonderful versions of fairy tales, brilliantly funny stories and fine collections of poetry. Always warm, inventive, creative, his output connects powerfully with young readers.