DEDICATED TO RAISING EQUALITY IN CHILDREN’S BOOKS: EQUALITY OF ACCESS, REPRESENTATION AND ROLES IN THE INDUSTRY
Tamara Macfarlane is the owner of the multi award winning Tales on Moon Lane Children’s Bookshop, Moon Lane Children’s Books & Toys, Moon Lane Books, Moon Lane Education and Moon Lane Ink CIC.
She has over 15 years’ experience working with children and schools, and combines running the three bookshops with writing children’s books. She currently has series with Hachette (Hodder), Simon and Schuster, Troika Books and Puffin.
Tamara has judged many high profile book awards (Costa, British Book Awards, Muslim Young Writers Awards) and has given talks at Bath, Oxford, Sharjah, Chengdu and Hay literary festivals.
Whilst setting up Moon Lane Ink CIC in 2017, Tamara was mentored by the University of Cambridge Judge Business School’s Social Ventures. She is part of a diversity steering group for Booktrust, and has contributed to the Booksellers Association’s new diversity guide.
Tamara is currently Vice Chair of the World Book Day committee.