What was SF said famous for?

S. F. Said (born 1967) is a British children’s writer. His first novel was Varjak Paw (2003), illustrated by Dave McKean and published by David Fickling Books in January 2003; four months later in the U.S., Varjak Paw won the 2003 Nestlé Smarties Book Prize….

S. F. Said
Notable works Varjak Paw

What inspired SF said to write Varjak Paw?

Varjak Paw was inspired by the adventures of my own cat when he was a kitten, going out into the world for the first time. I thought this was incredibly dramatic, and had to write a story about it. I didn’t set out to write an animal story.

When was SF Said born?

1967 (age 54 years)
S. F. Said/Date of birth
SF was born in Beirut, Lebanon in May 1967. His family was originally from the Middle East – like Varjak, SF has Mesopotamian ancestors – but he has lived in London since the age of two.

Where did SF said go to school?

University of Cambridge
S. F. Said/Education

What does SF stand for in SF said?

Whenever I visit schools, there’s one question I’m always asked: “What’s your real name?” I explain that SF Said is my real name. The initials stand for Arabic Muslim names, because my family is originally from the Middle East.

What type of cat is Varjak Paw?

Mesopotamian Blue kitten
Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He’s never left home, but then his grandfather tells him about the Way – a secret martial art for cats.

Are Mesopotamian blues real?

How did you come up with the idea to write about this Mesopotamian dark blue cat? Mesopotamian blue actually is a made-up breed. There are Persian blues for example, so I sort of based it a bit on that. But, Mesopotamia is a real thing.

Is there a Varjak Paw movie?

The answer is that there is no official Varjak Paw film… As well as being a genius artist, Dave is a brilliant film director.

When did SF write Varjak Paw?

January 1997
I started writing Varjak Paw in January 1997, inspired by watching my own cat’s adventures as he went out into the world for the first time. Every time I begin a new book, I make a deal with myself: no-one else will ever see my first draft.

What happens to TAM in varjak paw?

This is when Holly and Varjak go to search for her, knowing she has vanished too. Most of the book Holly and Varjak look for her, Varjak mentions her when he sees a cat-figure that he thought was her, but turns out to be a toy. Tam is seen again, trapped in the massive cage with Holly, after the gentleman caught them.

Is varjak paw a movie?

What breed of cat is gray with green eyes?

Russian Blue
Russian Blue Known for their mesmerising dark grey coats with a shimmering silver hue and captivating green eyes, the Russian Blue is one of the most famous grey cat breeds.

Who is the author of the book SF said?

Author Visits SF Said SF Said is an award-winning author. He was born in Lebanon in 1967, but has lived in London since he was 2 years old. He wrote his first novel, Varjak Paw(2003), while working as a speechwriter for the Crown Prince of Jordan, and then as an arts journalist and film programmer.

Where was s.f.said born and raised?

S. F. Said (born 1967) is a British children’s writer. Said was born in Beirut in 1967 and spent his first years in Jordan.

What was the SH word that William said?

Shit! “, which it was the “Sh” word. Violette then rushes downstairs to tell Bill of what William was saying. Shocked that William said a swear word again, Bill deals with this by turning off the internet. While Bill is on his way to turn off the internet, William then yells what the hell.

What does SF said do for a living?

SF Said is also active in the wider world of literature and arts. He has judged the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Whitbread Book Awards (now the Costa Book Awards) and the Amnesty CILIP Honour. He has given talks at the British Library, the British Film Institute, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, and on BBC Radio 4.