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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Chris Ridell - Children's Laureate

We were delighted to ​have the UK's Children's Laureate Chris Riddell​ giving a lecture on Tuesday to BA and MA Illustration students and also students from Creative Writing and Animation. ​It was an invaluable talk from a world-renowned author and illustrator who provided great insight into his world as the Children's Laureate, creativity, fiction writing, illustration, the importance of drawing and the publishing industry. He was very generous with his time, talking to students, signing books and advising them on their projects.


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 previous work for Macmillan 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.