Paul Stewart, one of the most successful British children’s authors today, has been given an alumni award at the July graduation ceremonies.
He graduated from Lancaster University in 1977 with a degree in English.
Since his first book came out in 1988, he has published more than thirty books as sole author, and over thirty more in his enormously successful collaborations with the illustrator Chris Riddell.
He is probably best known for the internationally acclaimed series The Edge Chronicles, which has sold over three million copies and been translated into over thirty languages.
After University Paul travelled for many years, where he taught English as a foreign language in Germany and Sri Lanka, before returning to England to teach in Brighton and subsequently became a full-time author.