Novelist & Screenwriter
Frank Cottrell-Boyce is a children’s writer whose first novel, Millions, won the Carnegie Medal in 2004 awarded to the best children’s book of the year. His short novel, Unforgotten Coat, won the 2012 Guardian Fiction Prize. His latest book is Runaway Robot published earlier this year.
The film version of Millions was directed by Danny Boyle. Danny and Frank collaborated again on creating the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 London Summer Olympics which has been widely recognised as one of the best Opening Ceremonies ever.
Frank has also written the scripts for many films, including 24 Hour Party People and the recent Sometimes Always Never.
Frank was born and raised in the Rainhill area of Liverpool. In 2012, Frank was named the first-ever Professor of Reading & Communication at Liverpool Hope University, a position he continues to hold today.
Frank’s TEDx Talk
Be Careful What You Anthropomorphise
We interact with our cars, our tech, our pets by anthropomorphising them. Is that a good idea?