SF Said is a British children’s writer with a Middle Eastern background. He was born in Beirut and spent his early childhood in Jordan.

His first novel, Varjak Paw, illustrated by Dave McKean, was published in 2003. It was the winner of the Nestle Smarties Book Prize. The sequel, The Outlaw Varjak Paw, won the Blue Peter novel. His third book, Phoenix, was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize.

SF Said was selected to represent the U.Uk for the IBBY Honour List for 2016.

SF joined Nikki Gamble In The Reading Corner to talk about his most recent novel, Tyger.

About Tyger
‘There are three doors that I may show you. You will find a different kind of power behind each one…

‘Adam has found something incredible in a rubbish dump in London. A mysterious, mythical, magical animal. A TYGER.

And the tyger is in danger. Adam and his friend Zadie are determined to help, but it isn’t just the tyger’s life at stake. Their whole world is on the verge of destruction.

Can they learn to use their powers before it’s too late?