The First Hippo on the Moon

The space race is on in Les Petits' adaptation of David Walliam's The First Hippo on the Moon. David Walliams is not the first small-screen star to exploit their celebrity status to flog a few books. The diffe...

As the comedian-turned-actor-turned-author lends his hand to children's book writing, it seems there's nothing British comedy legend Ade Edmondson can't do.  He didn’t set out to write a book for children – bu...

Mr Men Meets Molly

From the iconic Mr. Tickle to newcomer Molly Mischief, Adam Hargreaves has a knack for creating memorable characters. Author and illustrator Adam Hargreaves was inspired to create his new character Molly Misc...

Sophie Thompson

Years ago, Sophie Thompson began scribbling down ideas for a children’s book about a boy called Vince who could talk to animals. “I then put it away in a drawer and forgot about it,” she laughs. Life (she ha...

Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella has a new book out, and it’s very different from the best-selling Shopaholic novels that have brought her such success. Finding Audrey is aimed at a teenage audience, and is a sweet, funny, smar...

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

New York in the 1960s was a ferment of creativity in music, art and literature, but not everyone who played a part in this scene won recognition for their contribution. Now, though, one forgotten group – Japane...

Mark Haddon

Following his dramatic new short story collection, The Pier Falls, Mark Haddon ponders why there isn’t more death and destruction in literary fiction. "My wife said it should be called: ‘Everyone dies.’ She ...

Author Comedians

Since Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman boosted demand for funny, personal books about the female experience, publishers have increasingly looked to comedians for frank, honest and amusing memoirs with a more a...