Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children’s books.

He wrote his first novel when he was 14, a story about a murder in a school. He sent it to Macmillan who, although they did not accept it, asked to see his next. Nicholas studied painting at the Slade School of Art. During this time he had his first radio play broadcasted by BBC Radio 4. He then completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

Nicholas worked as a waiter, three weeks in a publisher’s office and as a part time teacher of a life class before he published his first book, The Hefty Fairy (1989). Since then he has been a full-time writer and illustrator. Many of his books are bestsellers, including The Queen’s Knickers, Jesus’ Christmas Party, The Happy Princess (the life of Diana), Cinderella’s Bum, The Dove, and Where Willy Went. His books have won awards and been translated into twenty languages (see awards). He is also the author of Hilltop Hospital, a book that has been adapted into a BAFTA-winning television series for CITV. The series has been shown in over forty countries. (see scriptwriting workshops: school visits/ teacher-training workshops).

Nicholas has been the Chairman of the Society of Authors' Children’s Group and has made many appearances on television and radio. (see awards) He is also the author of The Complete Guide To Gatecrashing and one novel The First Time.

Interview – Authorzone Magazine
Interview – Carousel Magazine
Interview – Children's Authors and Illustrators Magazine

(Some questions answered and interesting facts. Taken from Authorzone)
Questionnaire – 01
Questionnaire – 02


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