Discover the long and celebrated career of Kevin Crossley-Holland through items from his archive, held by the University of Leeds. Objects from his private collection will also be on display.

Kevin Crossley-Holland is well-known for his poetry, novels, traditional tales and translations. He has won prizes including the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award. He is also beloved by generations of readers for his Arthur Trilogy.

Themes of myth, magic, landscape and history are found throughout Crossley-Holland’s work. This exhibition reveals the roots of these fascinations in his own childhood, and beyond.

With original artwork on display, the exhibition also focuses on the illustrators who Crossley-Holland has worked with.

The manuscripts, objects, and artwork exhibited show Crossley-Holland 's lasting commitment to story-telling. Visit to discover the worlds, stories and spaces which have inspired this prolific author.

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The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery

Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT

01133 432778


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