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Alastair Chisholm

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Email events@alastairc.com
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I am a children’s writer and puzzle creator. My first picture book The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears – was published by Walker Books in 2018, with two more due in August 2020, as well as a middle-grade novel to be published by Nosy Crow in January 2020. As a puzzle geek, I’ve written several logic puzzle books for children and adults, including the Kids’ Book of Sudoku and Kids’ Book of Kakuro.

I’ve carried out Storytelling sessions at primary schools and other locations for children of ages 4-8 (nursery up to primary three), and for the past year I’ve been involved with the Super Power Agency, an Edinburgh-based charity whose volunteers go into classrooms to carry out writing workshops and other projects, helping to inspire pupils to create their own stories.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver


Topics of work

Adventure; Comedy, humour & funny books; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Fantasy; First experiences for younger readers; Picture books

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8

Audience size

0-10; 11-30