David Walliams

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Duration: 38 minutes

Multi-talented funny man David Walliams joins us to read from his new book Gangsta Granny and answer questions about his writing and inspiration.

David believes that if you can get kids laughing while you tell them a good story, they're much more likely to see reading as something "which is a fun thing to do".

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    The full episode, on the Scottish Book Trust website.

  • About David Walliams

    David Walliams was born in Merton, London in 1971. He studied drama at the University of Bristol and one of his first jobs was to work as a writer for the Ant and Dec Show. Twenty years later he is a household name, as famous for his heroic fund raising efforts as he is for his TV and film appearances. In 2008 David released his first book for children The Boy in the Dress and the follow-up Mr Stink won the People's Book Prize Award. Both books have since been adapted for stage and cinema. His third book Billionaire Boy was one of the biggest hits of 2010. David's latest book Gangsta Granny was published in March 2012.

    Gangsta Granny tells the story of Ben, who is bored every time he is made to stay at his grandma's house, as all she wants to do is to play board games and eat cabbage soup. But then Ben finds out she was once an international jewel thief and they hatch a plot to steal the crown jewels.

Credits

Director
Adam Spencer
Camera Operator
Paul McFadyen
Camera Operator
Craig Frew
Producer
Neil Scott
Executive Producer
Gerald Strother
Interviewer
Janice Forsyth
Interviewed Guest
David Walliams
Vision mixer
Derek Farrell
Post-Production editor
Anna Mehta

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