Frank Cottrell-Boyce is the new children's laureate

News, Awards 03.07.2024

Novelist and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce has been announced as the new children's laureate.

He will take on the role, which involves championing reading and children's books, from this year until 2026.

Cottrell-Boyce said he was "so proud" to be the new children's laureate, adding: "Writing and reading has transformed my life." He has pledged to dedicate his two-year tenure to starting a national conversation about the role books and reading can play in transforming children’s lives.

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