20 – 30 May

RadioMoLI - Tall Tales Podcast with Chris Riddell

Featuring some very special guests, our new Tall Tales podcast series is perfect for everyone who loves children’s books. Packed full of reading recommendations, ideas to help get your children reading, tips on writing for children … plus handy hints for all ages on how to get the creative juices flowing! Host Shane Hegarty is one of Ireland's most popular writers of children's fiction, creator of the best-selling Darkmouth series, and Boot, which is Dublin’s 2020 Citywide Read for children.

Shane talks to one of the most hardworking and inspirational illustrators and writers around, Chris Riddell. This autumn sees the publication of three books: Poems to Save the World With, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll’s classic, newly illustrated by Chris) and the paperback of The Cloud Horse Chronicles: Guardians of Magic. Chris Riddell is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. His children’s books have won many major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. Chris was the UK Children's Laureate 2015–2017, and has been honoured with an OBE in recognition of his illustration and charity work. Tune in to hear what inspires Chris, and just how he manages to produce so many award-winning and acclaimed books!