Friday, 9 October 2015

Nicholas Allan, IWLF 2015

Nicholas Allan is the author/ illustrator of over thirty children’s books. 

He has won numerous awards, including several BAFTA’s! His talent was already evident at the age of 12, when he made a galleon out of a walnut shell, which was exhibited in London.

He wrote his first novel when he was 14, a story about a murder in a school. He sent it to a big publisher some of you may have heard of, Macmillan, who, although they did not accept it, asked to see his next!

He has also studied painting at the Slade School of Art, where he had his first radio play broadcasted by BBC Radio 4. Consequently, he completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

Nicholas has worked as a waiter, a publisher’s office and even as a part-time teacher of a life class before he published his first book, The Hefty Fairy (1989). 

Since then he has been a full-time writer and illustrator. Many of his books are bestsellers, including The Queen’s Knickers, Father Christmas Needs a Wee, Jesus’ Christmas Party, Cinderella’s Bum, Heaven, and Where Willy Went.

His books have also been translated into twenty languages and he has also authored Hilltop Hospital, a book that has been adapted into a BAFTA-winning television series for CITV.

Find out more about Nicholas via his WEBSITE.

Join him at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival...

Saturday 16th (16:00) & Sunday 17th October (15:00)

Buy your tickets by clicking on the link HERE.

You can find all his books on Amazon.

Visit my Main Blog to find out more about me and how I have been involved with the Isle of Wight Literary Festival so far!

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