SF Said’s first book, Varjak Paw, won the Smarties Prize for Children’s Literature. The sequel, The Outlaw Varjak Paw, won the Blue Peter Book Of The Year. His third book, Phoenix, was selected to represent the UK on the IBBY International Honour Book List, was shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award, and nominated for both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals. All three books are illustrated by Dave McKean. SF Said has written widely on children’s and young adult literature for both the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph, and is the founder of the #CoverKidsBooks campaign.