Children's author Julia Donaldson in conversation with Fatima Martinez del Solar

Julia Donaldson and Fatima Martinez del Solar

Photo: James Royall

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Venue: The Anna Freud Centre, 21 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SD

Date: Sunday 13 July 2008

Julia Donaldson (left) talked to psychologist Fatima Martinez del Solar about her work, focusing on The Snail and the Whale and The Gruffalo.

Julia Donaldson is a well-loved children's author whose award-winning collaborations with Axel Scheffler include the modern classic The Gruffalo and its sequel, The Gruffalo's Child. Julia also writes children's plays and songs, and runs regular storytelling workshops.

Fatima Martinez del Solar has been working as a psychologist for over 20 years with children and families. She has worked at the Anna Freud Centre as a parent-toddler group leader. She works with adult patients in private practice and is an honorary staff member of the London Clinic of Psychoanalysis.