Martin Chatterton

Saturday 29 September 1.20–2.10pm

Sunday 30 September 10–10.50am

The Show:

Martin will definitely NOT be doing any WORKSHOPPING, or anything that could be remotely defined as WORK in any way...what he WILL be doing is spouting stupid stories, doing dodgy drawings and generally making a total fool of himself. Psycho humpback whales, unsafe yoga, failed Scouse prison escapes and international celebrity co-writing tips will be blended in a session of cleverly disguised writing and illustrating genius.
Ages: 6+

About Martin:

Martin Ed Chatterton has been illustrating, writing and entertaining audiences for over thirty years. His children’s books have been published in more than a dozen languages, and have won or been shortlisted for awards in the UK, US and Australia.

He has illustrated books by some of the leading names in children’s literature and has an ongoing writing relationship with globally best-selling author, James Patterson. They have written (and Martin has illustrated) four Middle School books for Penguin Random House, with another coming in 2018.

As ‘Ed Chatterton’, he writes adult crime fiction and has a TV series in development based on his novels. Absolute Zero (Penguin Random House), his adult crime fiction collaboration with James Patterson, published in 2017. 'Ed' has recently been writing for TV and film. Projects include The Last Train To Sugartown, a feature film in development by CHLEnterprises, Dotty, a six-part UK TV series, and feature scripts for See Pictures.

In 2017 Martin completed his PhD on the legacy of Liverpool’s role in the Atlantic Slave Trade and the novel that emerged from that PhD, The Last Slave Ship will be published in 2018. Martin is also the incredible illustrator for all of our BHCLF branding!  

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Martin’s bestselling time travel/history comedy book series, Mort, is in development as an animated feature film.