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David Walliams - Author

David Walliams is fast becoming a global phenomenon in the world of children’s literature – his ability to wow fans is unprecedented with global sales over 14.1 million.

His most recent fiction title, The World’s Worst Children, published on 19th May 2016 sold over 340,000 copies in the UK alone. It went straight to No. 1 on release where it stayed for 4 weeks and also concurred Children’s Books charts, where it stayed at No.1 for 7 weeks. Internationally sales continue to thrive, The World’s Worst Children also went straight to No. 1 in the Australian children’s chart and remained there for three consecutive weeks and reached the No. 1 in the overall book chart in New Zealand.

This follows on from the success of Grandpa’s Great Escape, Awful Auntie, Demon Dentist, Ratburger and Gangsta Granny. All went straight to Children’s number one on release with Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy selling over a million copies to date.

Mr Stink, Gangsta Granny, The Boy in the Dress and Billionaire Boy have all been adapted into TV comedy dramas. David’s books have also been made into theatre productions including Mr Stink, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger and The First Hippo on the Moon.

Added to all this, David’s books have achieved unprecedented critical acclaim: Awful Auntie, Ratburger and Demon Dentist won the National Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year and in France David was awarded the popular Tamtam for Mr Stink and the prestigious Le Prix Du Livre De La Jeunesse for Ratburger, so it comes as no surprise that countless broadsheet reviewers have compared David to his all-time hero, Roald Dahl.

As a brand, The World of David Walliams continues to grow: export sales have increased by 77% year on year with growth in every single market and David’s books are published in over 49 languages.

‘Little Britain’, which he co-created with Matt Lucas, started on Radio 4 and soon progressed to BBC1. The show has won numerous international awards including three BAFTAs, and now plays in over 100 countries. ‘Little Britain Live’ performed to a million people in the UK, Ireland and Australia. David and Matt followed ‘Little Britain’ with the hugely popular spoof airport documentary series 'Come Fly With Me'.

David has proved himself as a dramatic actor in BBC2's 'Capturing Mary' with Dame Maggie Smith, in BBC1's Agatha Christie series 'Partners In Crime', as Frankie Howerd in the biopic ‘Rather You Than Me’ for BBC4, and on the stage in Harold Pinter’s 'No Man’s Land' starring alongside Sir Michael Gambon. He received the Comedy Award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his performance as Bottom in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ directed by Michael Grandage.

His film credits also include The Look of Love, directed by Michael Winterbottom, Great Expectations directed by Mike Newell, Dinner For Schmucks with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd and directed by Jay Roach, Run Fat Boy Run directed by David Schwimmer and starring Simon Pegg, and Stardust directed

If you like David Walliams you might also like to read books by Roald Dahl.

Featured Books, with extracts, by David Walliams

Blob
David Walliams
This is the story of how a boy called Bob meets a blobfish fish called Blob...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/1970
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Grandpa's Great Escape
David Walliams - illustrated by Tony Ross
There's no doubt that this will be at the top of the bestseller lists, at least until Christmas and probably well beyond. In a relatively short time David Walliams has built up a huge following, and it's easy to see...
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Format: Paperback | Released 09/02/2017
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The Midnight Gang
David Walliams - illustrated by Tony Ross
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | November 2016 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: comedy capers on the NHS from everyone's favourite storyteller! The spirit of Roald Dahl lives on in David Walliams, and Dahl's...
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Format: Hardback | Released 08/11/2016
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There's a Snake in My School!
David Walliams - illustrated by Tony Ross
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | October 2016 Book of the Month David Walliams has his finger firmly on the funny bone of the nation's youth, and little children will love this story of school turned upside-down...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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The World of David Walliams: Super-Tastic Box Set
David Walliams
Seven hilarious and moving novels from bestselling, critically acclaimed author, David Walliams, in one Super-tastic box-set! A Review for Gangsta Granny Following in the footsteps of the great Roald Dahl, David Walliams has shown in his previous titles including Mr...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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The World's Worst Children
David Walliams - illustrated by Tony Ross
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month June 2016 Ten wickedly funny and wonderfully surreal stories of truly terrible children show best-selling David Walliams's amazing gift for spinning entertaining stories. Contained in a handsome edition and illustrated in colour throughout by...
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Format: Hardback | Released 19/05/2016
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The First Hippo on the Moon
David Walliams
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month May 2016 Best-selling David Walliams and Tony Ross have teamed up for a great hippo space adventure. Sheila is a hippo with BIG ideas. Specifically, she is determined to be the first hippo on...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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The Bear Who Went Boo!
David Walliams - illustrated by Tony Ross
As all little children know, there's great fun to be had in jumping out and shouting ‘Boo!'. The little polar bear star of David Walliams's new picture book likes nothing more than to surprise his neighbours in this way, though...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 07/04/2016
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Awful Auntie
David Walliams
February 2016 Book of the Month Best-selling David Walliams is back on top form with Awful Auntie. Stella Saxby is the unfortunate owner of the awful auntie! Throughout her life, the dreadful aunt Alberta has squandered the family fortunes. Following...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2016
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The Bear Who Went Boo!
David Walliams - illustrated by Tony Ross
One of our Books of the Year 2015 As all little children know, there's great fun to be had in jumping out and shouting ‘Boo!'. The little polar bear star of David Walliams's new picture book likes nothing more than...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/11/2015
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Grandpa's Great Escape
David Walliams - illustrated by Tony Ross
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - October 2015 Book of the Month There's no doubt that this will be at the top of the bestseller lists, at least until Christmas and probably well beyond. In a relatively...
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Format: Hardback | Released 24/09/2015
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The First Hippo on the Moon
David Walliams - illustrated by Tony Ross
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, August 2015 Best-selling David Walliams and Tony Ross have teamed up for a great hippo space adventure. Sheila is a hippo with BIG ideas. Specifically, she is determined to be the first hippo on the...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 30/07/2015
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The Slightly Annoying Elephant
David Walliams - illustrated by Tony Ross
Best selling author and TV star David Walliams has a gift for great jokes. There's a ring at the door and Sam finds an elephant demanding admittance. Sam does not want the outsize intruder in his house but it turns...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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The Queen's Orang-Utan
David Walliams - illustrated by Tony Ross
It is now virtually impossible to review David Walliams' and Tony Ross' picturebook collaborations because, quite frankly, the superlatives are all used up. The Queen's Orang-Utan mashes together (not...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/02/2015
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Demon Dentist
David Walliams
Winner of the Red House Children's Books for Younger Readers Award 2014. Best-selling David Walliams hits gold again in this hilarious story about something deeply evil in the unattractive world of teeth. Alfie has rotten teeth and he hates the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 12/02/2015
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Ratburger
David Walliams
Best-selling author David Williams has come up with another cracker of a story in Ratburger, available here in a special book and CD set, with the story read by the author. Zoe is a lovely little girl with a terrible...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 01/01/2015
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Awful Auntie
David Walliams - illustrated by Tony Ross
Shortlisted for The Bookseller's Book of the Year - One of our Books of the Year 2014 - One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014 Best-selling David Walliams is back on top form with Awful Auntie. Stella...
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Format: Hardback | Released 25/09/2014
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The World of David Walliams: 6-Book Mega Box-Set
David Walliams
A Review for Demon Dentist, one of the six hilarious, and often moving, stories included in this Mega boxed-set.... Best-selling David Walliams hits gold again in this hilarious story about something deeply evil in the unattractive world of teeth. Alfie...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/09/2014
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The Slightly Annoying Elephant
David Walliams
Best selling author and TV star David Walliams has a gift for great jokes. There's a ring at the door and Sam finds an elephant demanding admittance. Sam does not want the outsize intruder in his house but it turns...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 07/08/2014
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Ratburger
David Walliams
Winner of the National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year 2012 Best-selling author David Williams has come up with another cracker of a story in Ratburger. Zoe is a lovely little girl with a terrible life; she...
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Format: Paperback | Released 13/02/2014
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The Boy in the Dress
David Walliams - illustrated by Quentin Blake
This is a new book and CD pack - Touching, funny and full of insight, this tender story tells how Dennis decides that everyone does not have to be the same. Bravely, he decides to do something completely different. Taking...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 02/01/2014
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The Slightly Annoying Elephant
David Walliams - illustrated by Tony Ross
One of our Books of the Year 2013 - November 2013 Book of the Month Best selling author and TV star David Walliams has a gift for...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2013
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Demon Dentist
David Walliams
Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2014, younger readers category - Winner of the Specsavers National Book Awards 2013 Children's Book of the Year - October 2013 Mega Book of the Month Best-selling David Walliams hits gold again...
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Format: Hardback | Released 26/09/2013
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Gangsta Granny
David Walliams
Category Winner of The Red House Children's Book Award 2013 & Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012. Following in the footsteps of the great Roald Dahl, David Walliams has shown in his previous titles including Mr Stink...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2013
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Billionaire Boy
David Walliams
Hugely entertaining, this captivating story is also thought provoking about the perils of having way too much money. Joe Spud is the richest twelve-year-old in the world; he has everything his heart desires – except happiness. As one disaster follows...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 01/01/2013
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The World of David Walliams
David Walliams
FOUR hilarious and moving novels from Sport Relief swim champion and bestselling, critically acclaimed author, David Walliams.
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/10/2012
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Ratburger
David Walliams
Winner of the National Book Tokens Children's Book of the Year 2012 Best-selling author David Williams has come up with another cracker of a story in Ratburger. Zoe is a lovely little girl with a terrible life; she...
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Format: Hardback | Released 19/09/2012
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Gangsta Granny
David Walliams
Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012 and for The Red House Children's Book Award 2012. Following in the footsteps of the great Roald Dahl, David Walliams has shown in his previous titles including Mr Stink that he...
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Format: Hardback | Released 27/10/2011
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Billionaire Boy
David Walliams
Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011 Hugely entertaining, this captivating story is also thought provoking about the perils of having way too much money. Joe Spud is the richest twelve-year-old in the world; he has everything his...
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Format: Paperback | Released 09/06/2011
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Billionaire Boy
David Walliams
Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011 Hugely entertaining, this captivating story is also thought provoking about the perils of having way too much money. Joe Spud is the richest twelve-year-old in the world; he has everything his...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/10/2010
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Mr Stink
David Walliams - illustrated by Quentin Blake
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade. A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011. Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. Galaxy Children's Book Award shortlist 2010.The second original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious...
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Format: Paperback | Released 27/05/2010
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Mr Stink Cd-Audio
David Walliams
The second original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious novel for children by David Walliams and beautifully illustrated by the one and only Quentin Blake. Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say...
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Format: CD-Audio | Released 27/05/2010
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The Boy in the Dress
David Walliams
Shortlisted for Roald Dahl's Funny Prize 2009. Touching, funny and full of insight, this tender story tells how Dennis decides that everyone does not have to be the same. Bravely, he decides to do something completely different. Taking a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/06/2009
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