Introducing the new Children's Laureate

Arts editor Will Gompertz says the new Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman is willing to "challenge conventions"

The new Children's Laureate is Malorie Blackman - the bestselling author of the Noughts & Crosses series for teenage readers.

Blackman, 51, who takes over from Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson, is the eighth writer to become laureate.

Previous Children's Laureates include Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and Quentin Blake.

Here is my report on her.

Will Gompertz Article written by Will Gompertz Will Gompertz Arts editor

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