Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2021.

Cressida Cowell MBE is the author-illustrator of the How to Train Your DragonandThe Wizards of Once book series. Cressida is the current Waterstones Children’s Laureate, a trustee of World Book Day, a patron of Read for Good, an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Woodland Trust, and she is on the Council of the Society of Authors. She is an honorary fellow of Keble College, Oxford, and has an honorary doctorate from the University of Brighton. She has won numerous prizes, including the Ruth Rendell Award for Championing Literacy, Gold Award in the Nestle Children’s Book Prize, and the Hay Festival Medal for Fiction

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