The official website of the bestselling Edge Chronicles series by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
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Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is an author, illustrator and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He was appointed the UK’s Waterstones Children’s Laureate in 2015. Alongside his other collaborative work with Paul, Neil Gaiman and others, Chris also writes and illustrates the Ottoline series and the Costa Award winning Goth Girl series. Chris has won many awards for his work, including the Nestlé Gold Award, the UNESCO Award for Something Else and two Kate Greenaway Medals.

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Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart has written everything – from picture books for young readers to football stories, travel writing, fantasy and horror. A graduate of Lancaster University and of the University of East Anglia’s creative writing course, Paul, a keen traveller, lived and worked in Germany and Sri Lanka teaching English as a foreign language before returning to England and becoming a full-time writer.

About the creators

Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell are co-creators of The Edge Chronicles. The inspiration for The Edge Chronicles came from a map Chris Riddell drew in 1994 of an imaginary world and then challenged Paul Stewart to write about.  The first book then took three years to finish as Paul and Chris worked out the plot and how best to work together. Now Paul and Chris both develop the characters and storylines together, sometimes starting from a bit of writing, sometimes from an illustration in one of Chris’s sketchbooks. They live on the same street in Brighton in the UK.

Paul and Chris have also collaborated on the Far-Flung Adventures series for younger readers, which includes the Gold Smarties Prize Winner Fergus Crane, and Corby Flood and Hugo Pepper (both Silver Nestle Prize Winners); the Barnaby Grimes Series; the Wyrmeweald and Scavenger trilogies; two Muddle Earth adventures; the Blobheads series (younger readers); and the Rabbit and Hedgehog picture books.