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Gillian Cross —
Gillian Cross is a British author of children's books. She won the 1990 Carnegie Medal for Wolf and the 1992 Whitbread Children's Book Award for The Great Elephant Chase... (wikipedia)
Refugees come from many different backgrounds and live in many different circumstances, so I wouldn't like to generalise. But I think refugees from the U.K. would probably be healthier and better fed than those from many other countries.
Fiction is often most powerful when the author is exploring an issue - and not writing like a know-it-all who has the perfect answer.
One of the fantastic things about books, fiction or non-fiction, is the way they give you a chance to look into different lives.
The older I get, the more my curiosity grows, and every book I write is a new exploration.
I'm incurably nosey - so naturally I'm a great reader.