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Lord of the Flies with illustrator Aimée de Jongh

12 Sep 2024

10:00am - 10:45am


We're thrilled to announce that Faber and the National Literacy Trust are launching a competition and event for schools to celebrate seventy years of Lord of the Flies, and its publication as a graphic novel for the first time.

Lord of the Flies graphic novel landscape

About the event

Teachers and students are warmly invited to join us for this free, online event with special guest Aimée de Jongh. We would recomend this 45-minute session for students aged between 12 and 16 (Years 8, 9, 10 and 11/S2, 3, 4, 5).

During the event, pupils will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from illustrator Aimée de Jongh about the process of making this classic book into a graphic novel
  • Watch Aimée demonstrate the creation and development of some of the artwork in the book
  • See an example of how to create an entry for the Lord of the Flies competition
  • Submit questions in the chat box to be answered in a live Q&A session

About the competition

What would it be like if you were on the island?

We’re challenging pupils across the UK to create their own diary entry from the island, imagining themselves in the shoes of one of the boys or as if they have landed there with them. It could be your first day there, after the crash, alone and lost on beautiful, empty beaches. Or it could be day seven, when you’ve explored your surroundings and rescue is looking less and less likely – what does your camp look like? And how are things with the other islanders?

For full details and to access an extract of the graphic novel, visit Lord of the Flies at Seventy: Competition and Event.

Entrants have the chance to win:

  • Copies of the Lord of the Flies graphic novel for the winner and their class
  • Signed prints from Aimée de Jongh from the graphic novel for the winner and their class
  • A book token worth £50
  • A selection of twenty YA Faber books for their school library

Joining the Event

This event will be hosted via Zoom webinar and attendees should not need to download any special software to join the event. After registering using the form below, you will receive an email with your Zoom joining link. You can also watch the event livestreamed on YouTube.

If you cannot watch live, please continue to register for the event! Our YouTube livestream link is recorded, so you can watch at any time convenient for you.

If you have any questions about access to the event itself, please contact the National Literacy Trust at

We look forward to seeing you there!

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