From Ben and the Bear, to Goth Girl, via The Edge Chronicles, Chris Riddell’s stories have introduced readers to a magical variety of landscapes, creatures, and characters, brought to life by his unique and instantly recognisable illustrations. The former UK Children’s Laureate, Riddell is a prolific writer and illustrator of international acclaim, who has still found time to uphold his reputation as a trenchant political cartoonist. In this exclusive event, Riddell shares the 10 books that changed his life, all the while treating the audience to a live-drawn picture show that will be projected as he speaks. Children and adults alike will be enthralled and inspired.

About The Speaker

Chris Riddell

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. Chris has been honoured with an OBE in recognition of his illustration and charity work. He lives in Brighton with his family.