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Author of the Month

Konnie Huq

Konnie Huq is one of Britain’s most-loved TV presenters. Having presented a number of cable and satellite shows in the late 90s, since the age of 16, Konnie went on to become the first presenter of Channel 5’s Milkshake! She then went on to become Blue Peter’s longest serving female presenter from 1997-2008, and since then, has gone on to present various entertainment shows including The Xtra Factor, King of the Nerds and Guinness World Records Smashed, to name a few.

She is also a brilliant interviewer, having given J.K. Rowling her first ever interview in 1997, hosting the first ever live televised mayoral debate between Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson and, more recently, Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai at Central Hall Westminster on the publication of Ziauddin's book, Let Her Fly.

She has presented documentary formats for both Radio 4 and the BBC Asian Network (winning a Sony Award) and BBC3. Her economics degree from Cambridge facilitates her keen interest in current affairs, and other interviewees range from Tony Blair to Prince William. Konnie has presented a number of podcasts, including the Penguin Podcast for Penguin Books, Switch Off for BBC Sounds and Thinking Out Loud for Acast. 

In 2019, Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World was published by Piccadilly Press. The main character is inspired by Konnie’s own London/Bangladeshi background and her love of science and being a bit nerdy. She has also co-written Fearless Fairy Tales, a compendium of traditional fairytales updated for the 21st century, with laugh-out-loud humour and modern morals. Konnie also co-wrote on the second series of the successful and critically acclaimed Channel 4 series, Black Mirror

Cookie and the Most Annoying Girl in the World will be published in paperback in February and Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery, in September.

Konnie lives in West London with her husband and two young children and is currently an ambassador for the Princes’ Trust, Kew Gardens, and the British Asian Trust.

New from Konnie Huq

Cookie! (Book 2): Cookie and the Most Annoying Girl in the World - Konnie Huq

In her second brilliantly funny story, science-mad Cookie is ready to save the planet! When Cookie finds herself with two tickets to see popstar Aliana Tiny, Suzie Ashby suddenly wants to be her best friend.

One small problem - Suzie is the most annoying girl in the world.

UGH! So how is that Cookie manages to fall out with her real friends Jake and Keziah and become best buddies with Suzie instead?

Can she win them back, ditch Suzie and save the planet in the process?



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