John Farndon


1960   -  

occupation: science journalist

John Farndon (born 1960) is a British writer of books, plays and music. He is best known as a writer of, and contributor to, science books for children, and as a songwriter, poet and literary translator. He has published over 900 books and been shortlisted five times for the Royal Society Prizes for Science Books - Junior Prize.{{refn|The Royal Society Prizes for Science Books has been known by various names across Farndon's five shortlist nominations. It was twice known as the Rhone-Poulenc Prizes for Science Books, and once known as the Aventis Prizes for Science Books and is now known as The Royal Society Young People's Science Book Prize . He was also shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award for the 'Best Book with Facts' in 2012.His 2007 publication, Do Not Open, was listed on both the New York Times and Washington Post best-seller lists. His 2014 book Do You Think You're Clever?, also an international bestseller, was short-listed for the 'Society of Authors - Education Award'.
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