Come along and meet Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, ask him a question and he will illustrate the answer. Find out how much fun you can have with a pencil as Chris talks about his laureateship so far and the inspiration behind some of his much-loved work.
Cheltenham Festival of Literature - literature festival
Cheltenham Festivals 109-111 Bath Road
09/10/2016 10:00 AM
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Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His work for Macmillan also includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth books, the Scavenger series and the Blobheads series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family.