TV

THE WILD HOUSE (series 1-3) BBC Children’s Drama, writer of 3 episodes, monologues and dialogues for further 21 episodes, 1996-9

MICROSOAP (series 1 & 2) Disney /BBC Children’s Drama co-production, creator and writer of 12 out of 25 episodes, 1998-1999

STARSTREET  (series 2) children’s TV series, Carlton, writer of 2 episodes, 2001

FUNGUS THE BOGEYMAN  (screenplay adapted from Raymond Briggs’ book) directed by Stuart Orme, starring Fay Ripley and Martin Clunes, BBCTV / Indie Kids, Christmas 2004

RADIO

1,000 SHIPS  Radio 4 Afternoon Play, January 2002

COMING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN  Radio 4 Afternoon Play, March 2003

TV / RADIO AWARDS

ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY  Best Children’s drama for Microsoap 1999

BAFTA Best Children’s Drama for Microsoap 1999

BAFTA Special Screenwriter’s Award for contribution to children’s television 1999

NEW YORK TV FESTIVALGold Award for MICROSOAP 1999

BROADCAST AWARD  Best Children’s Programme for Microsoap 2000

PRIX JEUNESSE  Munich, for MICROSOAP 2000

SONY AWARDS Bronze Award for COMING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN 2004

 

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

GILBERT'S GOBSTOPPER (author & illustrator) Hamish Hamilton 1987, also published in US (Dial) & Denmark

A NARROW ESCAPE FOR PRINCESS SHARON (author & illustrator), Hamish Hamilton 1989

TONI AND THE TOMATO SOUP (author & illustrator) Hamish Hamilton 1989, also published in US (Harcourt Brace), Denmark, Holland & Japan

TITCH JOHNSON - ALMOST WORLD CHAMPION (illustrated by Martin Brown) Walker Books, 1993

AGENT Z MEETS THE MASKED CRUSADER (author & illustrator) Bodley Head, 1993, Chivers audio cassette 1983

AGENT Z GOES WILD (author & illustrator) Bodley Head1994

GRIDZBI SPUDVETCH Walker Books 1993

THE REAL PORKY PHILIPS (fiction 5-9, b/w illustrations - author & illustrator) A & C Black 1994, also published in Italy (Edizioni Sonda), Feature film rights bought by Disney, 2000

BABY DINOSAURS: AT HOME / … IN THE GARDEN / … AT PLAYGROUP / … ON HOLIDAY (author & illustrator) Transworld 1994, also published in US (Writers & Artists Guild)

AGENT Z AND THE PENGUIN FROM MARS (author & illustrator) Bodley Head 1995, Dramatised on BBC 1, 1996

THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY (illustrated by Christian Birmingham) HarperCollins 1995, also published in US (Harcourt Brace), Denmark, West Germany & Japan

AGENT Z AND THE INVASION OF THE KILLER BANANAS (author & illustrator) Bodley Head, Feb 2001

THE OCEAN STAR EXPRESS (illustrated by Peter Sutton) HarperCollins, November 2001, also published in Denmark (Forlaget Klematis)

THE ICE BEAR’S CAVE (illustrated by David Axtell) HarperCollins 2002

 

FICTION

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Jonathan Cape and David Fickling, May 2003, also published in the US (Doubleday), Germany (Karl Blessing), France (Laffont & Pocket Jeunesse), Italy (Einaudi), Holland (Contact), Finland (Otava), Sweden (Wahlstrom & Widstrand), Norway (Pax), Greece (Psichogios), Spain (Salamandra), Denmark (Rosinante), Japan (Hayakawa), Brazil (Record), Israel (Kinneret-Zmora Bitan-Dvir), Taiwan (Locus Publishing), Korea (Little Books / Moonhak), Thailand (Nation Books), Poland (Bertelsmann Media), Czech Republic (Argo), Yugoslavia (Alfa-Narodna Knjiga), Portugal (Presença), Catalan (RBA), Croatia (Izvori), Lithuania (Tyto Alba), Thailand (Nation Books), Estonia (Varrak), Hungary (Europa), Slovakia (Ikar), Turkey (kultur Yayinlari) Slovenia (Mladinska Knjiga), Russia (Rosman Publishing), Mainland China (Hunan Publishing Group), Romania (Editora Trei), Latvia (Janis Roze), Bulgaria (Uniscorp), Indonesia (KPG Publishing) and Iceland (Edda)

Film rights have been sold to Warner Brothers / Heyday Films / Plan B Productions, with Steve Kloves contracted to write and direct.

 

AWARDS FOR CURIOUS INCIDENT

GUARDIAN CHILDREN’S FICTION PRIZE 2003

BOOKTRUST TEENAGE PRIZE 2003

SPOKEN WORD AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR 2003

WHITBREAD BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2004

SOUTH BANK SHOW LITERATURE AWARD 2004

COMMONWEALTH WRITERS PRIZE Best First Book Award 2004

SILVER KISS (Holland) 2004

LA TIMES FIRST FICTION AWARD 2004

YALSA ALEX AWARD (USA) 2004

WH SMITH CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2004

WATERSTONE’S LITERARY FICTION AWARD 2004

GRAND PRIX, SANKEI CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS (Japan) 2004

MCKITTERICK PRIZE 2004

PREMIO SERONO (Italy) 2004

PREMIO BOCCACCIO (Italy) 2004

WAVERTON GOOD READ AWARD 2004

DOLLY GRAY CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AWARD (USA) 2004

 

POETRY

THE TALKING HORSE AND THE SAD GIRL AND THE VILLAGE UNDER THE SEA Picador 2005

 

OTHER STUFF

I have worked as a cartoonist for (among others) The New Statesman, The Spectator, Private Eye, The Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian for whom I co-wrote a cartoon-strip, MEN - A USER’S GUIDE, with Clara Vulliamy, which was published on the Guardian Women page

Every now and then I teach Creative Writing for The Arvon Foundation