Last Thursday we were delighted to welcome the multi-award-winning author S F Said to Perry Hall. His first book "Varjak Paw" won the Nestle Smarties Book Prize for Children's Literature and has been adapted as a stage play and an opera, with a film version currently in development. The sequel "The Outlaw Varjak Paw" won the BBC's Blue Peter Book Of The Year and the Leicester Teenage Book Of The Year. His third novel, "Phoenix", is an epic space adventure for readers of 9 and up. It was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award; and nominated for both the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal. All three books are illustrated by the outstanding artist and film maker Dave McKean.
The children really enjoyed hearing S F talk about his books and were also able to have their books personally dedicated and signed.