"Give the man his own element on the periodic table of children’s authors." The Times

About

Christopher Edge is an award-winning children’s author whose books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

His novels The Many Worlds of Albie Bright, The Jamie Drake Equation, The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day and The Longest Night of Charlie Noon have all been nominated for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal, and he has also won several awards for his children’s fiction including the STEAM Children’s Book Prize and the Brilliant Book Award. He has been described as ‘A writer of genuine originality’ by The Guardian and his latest novel, The Longest Night of Charlie Noon was selected as The Times Children’s Book of the Week and described by The Sunday Times as “A heart-stopping adventure”. He is also the author of the bestselling How to Write Your Best Story Ever! and How To Be A Young #Writer, inspirational guides to creative writing for children and teenagers and is an experienced teacher of creative writing, running workshops for aspiring children’s authors at the Cheltenham Literature Festival and Edinburgh International Book Festival, as well as leading an online course on writing children's fiction for Writers and Artists.

Christopher has appeared at many literary festivals including the Hay Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, and Cheltenham Literature Festival and was also invited to give the keynote speech at the NATE (National Association for the Teaching of English) conference. He has also authored articles on reading and education for publications such as The Guardian and Teach Primary magazine.

Christopher grew up in Manchester, where he spent most of his childhood in the local library dreaming up stories, but now lives in Gloucestershire where he spends most of his time in the local library dreaming up stories.

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Check out the interviews below to find out more:

Interview with Samira Ahmed for Front Row on BBC Radio 4

Interview with Chris Hawkins for BBC 6 Music

Interview with Philip Womack for Books for Keeps magazine

Interview for Cotswold Homes magazine

photo: Chris Close