Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Frank Cottrell-Boyce is an award-winning author and screenwriter. He was born in Liverpool and studied English at Oxford University. The start of his career involved writing scripts for TV shows like Coronation Street, and screenplays for films, before he turned his writing skills to children's books. Millions, his debut children's novel, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal. He is also the author of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again, Cosmic, Framed, The Astounding Broccoli Boy and Runaway Robot. His books have been shortlisted for a multitude of prizes.

Frank has been a judge for the 500 Words competition and the BBC's One Show As You Write It competition. Along with Danny Boyle, he devised the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. He has written for the popular TV series Dr Who.

His most recent book is Noah's Gold, published by Macmillan Children's Books.

  • CILIP Carnegie Medal 2004
  • The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
  • Roald Dahl Funny Prize

Praise for Noah's Gold

Proper, sparkly, witty, enticing storytelling . . . It's perfect.

Author, Hilary McKay

Did you know…

  • When Frank was a boy he loved reference books. He particularly enjoyed getting lost in a a very fat animal encyclopaedia with very thin pages and tons of pictures.

  • Frank's favourite foods are fish finger sandwiches, marmite and wine gums.

  • Frank lives in Merseyside with his wife and seven children.

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