Author

Melvin Burgess

British children's writer

1954   -  

country of citizenship: Spain, United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
occupation: writer, novelist, children's writer
award received: Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
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Melvin Burgess (born 25 April 1954) is a British writer of children's fiction. He became famous in 1998 with the publication of Junk, about heroin-addicted teenagers on the streets of Bristol. In Britain, Junk became one of the best-known young adult books of the decade. Burgess won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British author. For the 10th anniversary in 2007 it 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.
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