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Said, SF

SF Said

Elected: 2021

SF Said is a British Muslim children’s author, born in Beirut in 1967. His first novel, Varjak Paw, won the Nestlé Smarties Prize for Children’s Literature. The sequel, The Outlaw Varjak Paw, won the BBC Blue Peter Book of The Year Award.  His third book, Phoenix, was chosen to represent the UK on the IBBY International Honour Book List and was shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award.  All three books were illustrated by Dave McKean.  He is currently working on a new book called Tyger.

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