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British children's writerwd:Q706856
country of citizenship: England, United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: University of East Anglia
occupation: writer, children's writer, author, novelist
award received: Hans Christian Andersen Award, Zilveren Griffel, Zilveren Zoen, Carnegie Medal, Michael L. Printz Award, Nestlé Children's Book Prize, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
influenced by: Gabriel García Márquez
David Almond FRSL (born 15 May 1951) is a British author who has written several novels for children and young adults from 1998, each one receiving critical acclaim.
He is one of thirty children's writers, and one of three from the UK, to win the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award.
For the 70th anniversary of the British Carnegie Medal in 2007, his debut novel Skellig (1998) was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works, selected by a panel to compose the ballot for a public election of the all-time favourite. It ranked third in the public vote from that shortlist.
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