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I know I'm writing better now than I ever did for adults because I'm writing for an audience who know that they don't know everything. ---->>>

Themes around education and learning run through my work. ---->>>

My work explores the frontier between rationalism and superstition and the wavering boundary between the two. ---->>>

I learned to be a regional writer by reading people like Flannery O'Connor. She was a huge influence. ---->>>

The sounds and rhythms of words are really important to me. ---->>>

It's always been the case that politicians want different things from children than good educators do. Good educators want imaginative, exploratory beings, but politicians just want economic units. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: 05-15, 1951
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Occupation: Author
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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 U.K., to win the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, "the world's most prestigious prize in children's literature". 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.(wikipedia)