Hello Hamish!

11 Dec 14 


SAINSBURY’S CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD WINNER – Best Book 9+
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week
#1 Children’s Fiction Debut of the Year

“Inventive, magical and rib-tickling” – The Guardian
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I’m very, very, very proud to introduce you to HAMISH AND THE WORLDSTOPPERS!

“Original, quirky and super silly, Wallace has written a great book that kids will really enjoy” – The Sun

“Wallace’s vividly imagined adventure cracks along at a brisk pace. Bristling with one-liners, it has an easy, unforced humour and a strong sense of excitement. Time freezing is a neat device and Wallace uses it skilfully to make almost anything seem possible” – The Guardian

“Wallace’s first foray into children’s fiction is a joy. A hugely-entertaining, child-friendly read with characters you’ll want to root for, despicable villains, a satisfying adventure and a really big heart” – The Bookseller

“It made me laugh so much I thought my sides would burst!” – Noah, aged 9, Press Association review

“A humdinger. Wallace’s humour is put to great use and there’s enough madcap adventure with Hamish’s gang, the PDF, to keep your average 8-year-old in a state of mild hysteria.” – Dad.info

“An amazing and unexpected read… a book that will stay with you for years to come.” – Middle Grade Strikes Back

“Lest you imagine there are pauses in this book, there are few – unless you count for wheezes of laughter” – The Herald

“I was overjoyed when I heard that there’s going to be a sequel” – The Guardian

It’s my first kids’ book, and it’s out now…

Do you know a kid who’s 7? Or 8? Or 9 or 10 or 11 or 12?

Then please introduce them to Hamish…

He’s a kid who lives in Britain’s fourth-most boring town – Starkley. But Starkley gets very exciting one day, when Hamish notices that the whole world has completely and utterly stopped.

The planes in the air. The cars on the road. The people all around him.

Everything stops – except him.

It was brilliant fun imagining all the things a kid would do if all the rules had changed. And coming up with his mortal enemies – The TERRIBLES.

And great also to have the brilliant Jamie Littler illustrating Hamish’s adventure…

I’ll be all over the place at festivals in 2015, and Hamish is also coming soon to Australia, Spain, Catalonia, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Mexico, Ukraine, Holland, Portugal and China… look out for him…

I hope your kids (you) like it! Get Hamish here!

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Dr. Danny

28 Aug 14 


IMG_7831First there was Dr. Ruth.

Then there was Dr. Phil.

I think there was a British one in there too, called Dr. Nick or something, but now there’s Dr. Danny.

I was amazed to be asked back to my hometown of Dundee recently to be given an honorary doctorate by the University of Dundee – the same place my dad worked in the late 70s and early 80s, and on the same stage my mum got her Masters.

They said I had to make a speech, though, so I did.

It’s just Seven Things I Know.

Things that may or may not be useful to people about to leave university, and start The Next Stage.

I was asked afterwards by a few people (maybe four) to put the words online, but thought this would be better.

My thanks again to the University – and also to the editor-in-chief of the Beano, Mike Stirling, who interviewed me on stage the night before.

I’m really proud to come from Dundee, and it was fantastic to be back.

So here’s the speech – Seven Things I Know.

 

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Absolution

14 Aug 14 


ARQIVA SILVER AWARD WINNER 2015

Just to say – myself and my friend Pete Donaldson (who I last worked with on 6Music and Xfm) will be hosting a brand new show on Absolute Radio every Thursday night from 8pm…

In it, we will Be Men. We will Man Up. We will discuss our Man-ness. We will study each others’ Manhood.

That sounded wrong.

Anyway, join in, if you are a man or have ever met one!

Plus! There’s a podcast¬†here

dannypete

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Who is Tom Ditto?

18 Feb 14 


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Well – that’s the question, isn’t it?

Luckily, I know. He’s the main character in my brand new book – WHO IS TOM DITTO? – and I hope you like him when the book comes out on April 24th.

Click HERE! to order a copy!

It was a challenge writing a second novel, but a fun one. Tom comes home one night to find a note from his girlfriend. The note says she has not left him – but that she’s gone. In his attempt to track her down, Tom stumbles across a very unusual group of people with a highly eccentric hobby…

Oh – and he’s fairly sure he’s being followed by an equally unusual girl…

PLUS! To celebrate the new book – I’ve only gone and brewed a beer! It’s called TOM DITTO IPA, and it’ll be available in all 76 Nicholson’s pubs up and down the country from March 25th!

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I brewed it with the legendary Truman’s Brewery in the East End of London, and we tried to base it on the novel… so it’s got a bit of New York, a lot of London, and it’s an IPA… (that’ll make sense when you read the book…)

Hope you like them!

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BAFTA

08 Mar 13 


BAFTAI’m amazed and thrilled to say that I won the BAFTA 2013 Games Award for Best Performer, for my narration on Mike Bithell’s excellent Thomas Was Alone.

Mike’s created a triple BAFTA-recognised game – also receiving nominations for his story, and for David Housden’s brilliant music.

We had a great night.

If you ever download games, I can’t recommend Thomas Was Alone highly enough. A link is here

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Ex-X

14 Dec 12 


Well, this morning on the show, I announced that a new chapter is beginning.

I have loved doing the Xfm Breakfast Show every morning, and I think we’ve worked as hard as we can to be as good as we can. And I’ve loved getting to know the greatest listeners in the world. But it’s time to do other things.

I’ve always done lots of different stuff at once, and there are three or four big commitments that require my attention next year. I will miss the show, and my very good friends Matt, Dave, Steve and Simon.

But hey! Download the very best of my breakfast show right here… with guests from Dan Aykroyd to Robert Pattinson to Tim Minchin to Morgan Freeman to whoever else you can think of…

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