David Almond
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Biographical Sketch

David Almond was born in 1951, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where he now lives. He grew up in Felling-on-Tyne and was educated at South Tyneside, the University of East Anglia, and Newcastle Polytechnic. He has held a number of teaching posts: primary, adult, secondary, special needs. He also spent a year living in a commune in early 80s.

He spent five years editing the literary journal 'Panurge' and his first published works were short stories for adults. The award-winning Skellig (see below) was his first childrens novel.

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Skellig has won or been shortlisted for the following awards:

David Almond has been the recipient of the following special writers' awards: