David Baddiel is well known as an award-winning comedian and TV writer, but in recent years has also become a bestselling children’s author. He has written five children’s stories packed full of adventure and laugh-out-loud humour (The Parent Agency, The Person Controller, AniMalcolm, Birthday Boy, Head Kid), which have sold over a million copies in the UK alone.
In this family event, held at the RNCM, but organised by Manchester Literature Festival (MLF), David will be joined by fellow children’s author, CBBC and BBC Radio 1 presenter, Katie Thistleton. They’ll be talking about the power of stories and you’ll have the chance to ask them questions, but most excitingly, David will introduce his hot-off-the-press new book for young readers, The Taylor Turbochaser.
David has had a fascinating career, which didn’t follow the academic route that his double first in English from Cambridge might have suggested he would. He became instead a comedian, on stage and TV, the first comedian in fact to sell out Wembley Arena. He then went on to have a No. 1 single that became the England football team’s unofficial anthem (which has no doubt spent some time stuck in your head!). He’s also written for the screen and stage, as well as writing four novels for adults.
David Baddiel is clearly a great partnership for Manchester Literature Festival, which is now in its 13th year. The festival provides activities all year round to showcase the very best in contemporary writing from across the world. They also aim to promote Manchester and provide exciting opportunities for children and young people to get involved in creative writing and inspire young minds with the magic of reading.
There’s a fabulous line up awaiting families in their 2019 programmes of activities. Check out their Grimm & Co event at Z-arts (13th October) and their Family Reading Day at Manchester Central Library (19th October).