Lucy Popescu is looking for people to support her new book A Country to Call Home.

Building on the success of A Country of Refuge, featured in Essex Book Festvial 2017, Lucy wants to publish an anthology on the same subject – refugees, asylum seekers and migration – but focusing on the experiences of children and young people. Vulnerable young adults also deserve our empathy. The book will be aimed at child and adult readers alike.

It will include newly commissioned stories, flash fiction, poetry and original artwork, and will feature some of our finest children’s writers including David Almond, Moniza Alvi, Simon Armitage, Brian Conaghan, Kit De Waal, Robert Dinsdale, Judith Kerr, Patrice Lawrence, the late Christine Pullein-Thompson, Bali Rai, Sue Reid, Chris Riddell, S.F. Said, Jon Walter, Alex Wheatle and Michael Morpurgo.

Lucy is calling for supporters who can help fund her new book via Unbound, in return for a number of benefits and rewards, such as free 1st editions, signed copies and your name in the book as a supporter.

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