News Stephen Fry and Carey Mulligan are to narrate

Stephen Fry and Carey Mulligan are to narrate

Stephen Fry and Carey Mulligan are narrating the audiobooks for A Boy called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas! Having listened to them I couldn’t be more proud. It’s one of the most magical feelings. You can preorder here and here.     Share

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Reasons to Stay Alive

REASONS TO STAY ALIVE 5 reasons to stay alive: Things that have happened to me that have generated more sympathy than depression: Reasons to Stay Alive: Me talking about Reasons to Stay Alive: Share

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I’m taking a little time out to work on a new book but I will be doing the following events: Wednesday 28th September, 4.15 – 6.15pm, as part of the KU Big Read, Kingston University, Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE, details Saturday […]

Books International

International

The American edition of Reasons to Stay Alive is published by Penguin and is available now. Thanks to the wonderful rights team at Canongate my books have found some lovely homes around the world. (For any further information on international rights please contact the Canongate Rights team.) A Boy Called Christmas […]

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Boy to Blueprint and Studio Canal

51aILmtiPgL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_Studio Canal and Blueprint Pictures have bought the screen rights to A Boy Called Christmas. The duo came out on top following strong interest from a number of parties to the film rights. Ol Parker, who wrote both instalments of the hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films, is writing the screen play!

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Stephen Fry and Carey Mulligan are to narrate

51vghvo6dgl-_sl300_ 61q2jschk8l-_sl300_Stephen Fry and Carey Mulligan are narrating the audiobooks for A Boy called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas! Having listened to them I couldn’t be more proud. It’s one of the most magical feelings. You can preorder here and here.

 

 

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Aarhus 39

aarhus-192x181Hay Festival is launching a European children’s literature festival to take place in Aarhus (the capital of culture in 2017), Denmark, from 25th to 29th October 2017. It will welcome 39 children’s and YA authors under the age of 40 from across Europe. I helped choose the 39 children’s authors along with Daniel Hahn, Kim Fupz Aakeson and Ana Cristina Herreros. The 39 authors will be announced soon.

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The Girl Who Saved Christmas

The Girl Who Saved Christmas is my next children’s book and will be published in UK on November 3rd. It’s the sequel to A Boy Called Christmas and tells the story of Father Christmas’s quest to find Amelia, the first child to wake up on the first ever Christmas morning, and the only person who can bring back the magic of Christmas. Here’s the cover reveal!

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Reasons to Stay Alive

REASONS TO STAY ALIVE

5 reasons to stay alive:

Things that have happened to me that have generated more sympathy than depression:

Reasons to Stay Alive:

Me talking about Reasons to Stay Alive: