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Books Are My Bag

bambreadersawardlogocroppedReasons to Stay Alive is up for a Books Are My Bag Award. They are the only book awards with shortlists curated by bookshops. If you fancy winning  £100 National Book Tokens please vote for Reasons!

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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.

 

 

Kids News

Third Christmas Book

I’m writing another Christmas book – better get cracking!

Film

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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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.