Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

'Tell Your Tales' Acclaimed Writer Urges Us to Make Our Stories Count

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

'Tell Your Tales' Acclaimed Writer Urges Us to Make Our Stories Count

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Byline: DAVE ROBSON dave.robson@trinitymirror.com @Daverobson_gaz

SHE'S had links with Teesside University for years - and now an award-winning video game writer has been back to pick up an honorary degree.

Back in 2004, Rhianna Pratchett gave a talk at the university's annual celebration of animation, Animex.

And she's returned several times since, most recently in May this year when she again discussed with students her work and love of games.

Daughter of the late fantasy author Terry Pratchett, she has become an acclaimed writer for comics, film and TV. But it's her work on video games for which she's perhaps best known, with her interest initially evolving through her work as a journalist.

She has worked on titles including Heavenly Sword, Mirror's Edge, Overlord and 2013's Tomb Raider, which spawned a follow-up, Rise of the Tomb Raider, in 2015. Her work has received awards from the Writers' Guild of America, the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, DICE, SXSW and a BAFTA nomination. …

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