Nicholas Allan 

Nicholas Allan is the award-winning author/illustrator of over thirty children’s books. Many of his books are bestsellers, including The Queen’s Knickers, Father Christmas Needs A Wee, Jesus’ Christmas Party, Cinderella’s Bum, Heaven, and Where Willy Went, and have been translated into many languages.

The Queen’s Knickers has won the Coventry Inspiration Award 2011 for the nation’s favourite most inspirational picture book over the last 20 years. The “Queen’s Knickers Award” was announced this year by Stephen Fry to celebrate picture books with edge: the first award will be given in 2019.

He is also the author of Hilltop Hospital, a book adapted into a BAFTA-winning television series for CITV and shown in over forty countries.