SF Said

SF Said’s debut novel, Varjak Paw, won the Nestlé Smarties Prize, and he was the first writer from an ethnic minority background to do so. The sequel, The Outlaw Varjak Paw, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. SF’s 2013 novel, Phoenix, was shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s fiction Prize and selected for the 2016 IBBY Honour List. His latest novel, Tyger, won the British Book Award for Children’s Fiction Book of the Year 2023 and was The Week Junior’s Children Book of the Year: Older Fiction in 2023. In addition to winning multiple prizes for his own work, SF has judged major UK book awards, including the Costa Book Awards, BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award and Amnesty/CILIP Honour award. He is a dedicated champion of reading for pleasure, and writes passionately about children’s books and all things connected to them.

Praise for Tyger

Beautiful and compelling

The Guardian Best Books of the Year