SF Said's first book, Varjak Paw, won the Nestlé Smarties Prize for Children's Literature. The sequel, The Outlaw Varjak Paw, won the BBC Blue Peter Book Of The Year. His third book, Phoenix, was chosen to represent the UK on the IBBY International Honour Book List, selected for BookTrust's Bookbuzz List, and shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award. All three books were illustrated by Dave McKean and published by David Fickling Books. They are all currently being taught in classrooms around the UK and elsewhere. SF Said has also written about children's literature for both the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph, given talks at the British Library and on BBC Radio 4, and is a passionate campaigner for literacy and reading for pleasure.
More information can be found on his website and Twitter feed @whatSFSaid.