New Children's Laureate announced
16th June 2015
Chris Riddell is the ninth Children’s Laureate, inheriting the role from author Malorie Blackman, who presented him with the Laureate medal at a ceremony at Bafta on 9th June.
Chris is an award winning author and a prolific writer and illustrator whose work is familiar to both children and adults. He is known especially for his distinctive line drawings with their clever caricature, fascinating detail and often enchanting fantasy elements.
The Children’s Laureate is chosen every two years and is somebody who writes or illustrates books that young people love. Their books are the kind that you’ll never give away, books you’ll remember for the rest of your life. The Children’s Laureate is a working prize intended to provide a platform for the winner to stimulate public discussion about the importance of children’s literature and reading in a forward looking society.
For a list of previous Children's Laureates see: