Speakers, Authors & Artists

Stuart Reid

Stuart Reid is one of the busiest children’s authors in Britain today, performing in 2,000 schools, libraries and book festivals throughout the UK, Ireland, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, India and three years at the Adelaide Fringe in the last seven years.

He has also hosted over 250 book events at the Edinburgh Fringe, where he worked with BBC Learning and featured on ITVs Get Britain Reading, on radio and countless newspapers and magazines.

In 2017, Stuart received congratulations for his work with the First Minister’s Reading Challenge and was also nominated for the Scottish Book Trust’s Significant Contribution to Children’s Literature 2017 Award.


 Fantastic. Well done. Nicola Sturgeon


In April 2019, Stuart’s 7th book Gorgeous George and the Timewarp Trouser Trumpets claimed the silver medal at the Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

His book events are designed to engage & inspire children, especially boys
and reluctant readers, to want to love reading, and Stuart’s largest live audience was 800 pupils aged between 5 and 11 years old. 

Stuart Reid is a force of nature! Engaging, educational and extremely entertaining, Stuart is a master of his craft. We had a wonderful time at the Belfast Book Festival and would welcome him back in a heart beat!” 

Keith Acheson – Director, Belfast Book Festival

In 2012, Stuart’s debut novel Gorgeous George and the Giant Geriatric Generator, was chosen as Silver Seal winner at the Forward National Literature Awards in America and the ‘Top Pickin the Daily Records Book Club. In 2015, Stuart was presented with the Enterprise in Education Champion Award by Falkirk Council.

Stuarts books are written to encourage children, especially boys and reluctant readers to want to read more often. They are yucky, funny, imaginative and exciting enough to engage even the most reluctant of readers, yet with a stretching vocabulary that suits more developed children. His school presentations focus on the joys of reading and how brilliant books can be, as well as talking about recycling, alternative energy.



Special thanks to Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council