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Malorie Blackman on why she got into writing

4 June 2013 Last updated at 17:02 BST

Malorie Blackman, the bestselling author of the Noughts & Crosses series, has just become the new Children's Laureate.

Malorie's on a mission to get children reading for ten minutes a day.

Martin Dougan asked her why she got into writing.

Read more: New Children's Laureate revealed