Lauren Child

Occupation: Lauren Child, multi-million-copy bestselling author, illustrator, TV producer, and starer out of the window.

Described by The Independent as “so good it’s exhilarating”, Lauren Child first introduced the character of Ruby Redfort in her three award-winning Clarice Bean novels – Utterly Me, Clarice Bean, Clarice Bean Spells Trouble and Clarice Bean Don’t Look Now.

Since then she has been inundated with letters from fans asking for the Ruby Redfort series. Well, busters, here it is!

Lauren is also the author of the phenomenally successful Charlie and Lola books, as well as Associate Producer on the TV show of the same name. Her books have been translated into dozens of languages around the world and she has won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize (four times), the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Red House Children’s Book Award.