AN AWARD-winning author visited The Wellington Academy in Ludgershall to talk to year nine students and run creative writing workshops.

Paul Dowswell, who writes award-winning historical fiction for young adults, has published more than 70 titles in English and an additional 10 languages.

His novels are sold throughout the English-speaking world.

Andover Advertiser: Author Paul Dowswell at The Wellington AcademyAuthor Paul Dowswell at The Wellington Academy (Image: Contributed)

With January 27 marking the Holocaust Memorial Day, The Wellington Academy felt it fitting to welcome Paul, with some of his well-known books that are based around Nazi Germany and WWII.

READ MORE: Ascend Learning Trust appoints new chief executive

Carol Moorhouse, librarian at the Wellington Academy, said: “These workshops are invaluable, and give the students an incredible opportunity to work alongside a published author, to gain inspiration for their own creative writing”.

Paul gave the students some very helpful feedback on their stories and how to develop their writing moving forward. One student was chosen by the author from each workshop to win a book for their story.

The Wellington Academy will be hosting the author Christopher Edge on Wednesday, March 20 for year eight students.