Vivian French

Vivian French

Bestselling author and professional storyteller Vivian French has been writing books for children for over 25 years. A favourite with children of all ages, she has written almost 300 books, including the popular Tales from the Five Kingdoms series and the picture book Oliver’s Vegetables.

Vivian loves appearing at festivals to take part in interactive events for children and school groups. She has been Children’s Writer-in-Residence for the Edinburgh International Book Festival five times.

She also helped to set up Picture Hooks, an organisation which provides opportunity and development for emerging picture book illustrators, to help them access the world of children’s publishing.

In 2016, she was awarded an MBE for her work in literacy, literature and illustration.