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David Almond

Professor

David Almond

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Personal statement

As Professor of Creative Writing, David's main focus is on writing for young people. He has written many novels, stories, picture books, opera librettos, songs and plays, with work translated into over forty languages, some widely adapated for stage and screen. 

He has recieved many major awards, including the Carnegie Medal, two Whitbreads, The Eleanor Farjeon Award, le Prix Sorcieres, and the Michael L Printz Award. In 2010 he gained the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the world’s most prestigious prize for children’s authors.

Photo courtesy of Donna Lisa Healy. 

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons), English and American Literature - University of East Anglia
  • PGCE, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Hon DLitt, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Hon DLitt, University of Sunderland
  • Hon DLitt, Newman College, University of Leicester.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

Other external roles

  • Author and playwright.

Areas of expertise

  • Creative writing
  • Writing for young people
  • Novels
  • Short stories
  • Plays
  • Skellig.

Research and academic outputs

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The tale of Angelino Brown
book

Almond, D (2017) The tale of Angelino Brown. Walker Books, London UK. ISBN 9781406358070


Island
book

Almond, D (2017) Island. Hodder Children's Books, London. ISBN 9781444937176


Harry Miller's run
book

Almond, D (2015) Harry Miller's run. Walker Books, London. ISBN 9781406362244


A song for Ella Grey
book

Almond, D (2014) A song for Ella Grey. Hodder Children's Books, London. ISBN 9781444919547


Half a creature from the sea
book

Almond, D (2014) Half a creature from the sea. Walker Books, London. ISBN 9781406354348


The tightrope walkers
book

Almond, D (2014) The tightrope walkers. Penguin, London. ISBN 9780241003237


Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads
book

Almond, D (2014) Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads. Barrington Stoke, Edinburgh. ISBN 9781781122693


Mouse bird snake wolf
book

Almond, D (2014) Mouse bird snake wolf. Walker Books, London. ISBN 9781406345995


Nesting: short stories
book

Almond, D (2013) Nesting: short stories. Iron Press, North Shields. ISBN 9780956572578


The boy who swam with piranhas
book

Almond, D (2012) The boy who swam with piranhas. Walker Books, London. ISBN 9781406320763


My name is Mina
book

Almond, D (2011) My name is Mina. Hachette Children's Books, London. ISBN 9780340997260


The true tale of the monster Billy Dean
book

Almond, D (2011) The true tale of the monster Billy Dean. Viking, London. ISBN 9780670919062


The boy who climbed into the moon
book

Almond, D (2010) The boy who climbed into the moon. Walker Books, London. ISBN 9781406314571


Slog's dad
book

Almond, D (2010) Slog's dad. Walker Books, London. ISBN 9781406322903


The savage
book

Almond, D (2009) The savage. Walker Books, London. ISBN 9781406319859


Jackdaw summer
book

Almond, D (2008) Jackdaw summer. Hodder Children's Books, London. ISBN 9780340881989


My dad's a birdman
book

Almond, D (2007) My dad's a birdman. Walker Books, London. ISBN 9781406304862


Clay
book

Almond, D (2005) Clay. Hodder Children's, London. ISBN 0340773847


Kate, the cat and the moon
book

Almond, D (2004) Kate, the cat and the moon. Hodder Children's, London. ISBN 9780340773864


The fire-eaters
book

Almond, D (2003) The fire-eaters. Hodder Children's, London. ISBN 0340773839


Wild girl, wild boy: a play
book

Almond, D (2002) Wild girl, wild boy: a play. Hodder Children's, London. ISBN 9780340854310


Secret heart
book

Almond, D (2001) Secret heart. Hodder Children's, London. ISBN 0340743697


Kit's wilderness
book

Almond, D (2000) Kit's wilderness. Thorndike Press, Thorndike ME. ISBN 0786227729


Heaven eyes
book

Almond, D (2000) Heaven eyes. Hodder Children's, London. ISBN 0340764813


Counting stars
book

Almond, D (2000) Counting stars. Hodder Children's, London. ISBN 0340784792


Skellig
book

Almond, D (1998) Skellig. Hodder Children's, London. ISBN 0340716002


A kind of heaven
book

Almond, D (1997) A kind of heaven. Iron Press, North Shields. ISBN 090622862X


Sleepless nights
book

Almond, D (1985) Sleepless nights. Iron Press, North Shields. ISBN 0906228212


Tales and tunes
performance

Almond, D and Tickell, K (2017) Tales and tunes. HOME Theatre, Manchester, UK, 21 October - 3 November 2017.


A song for Ella Grey
performance

Almond, D (2017) A song for Ella Grey. Northern Stage, Newcastle, UK, 4 - 16 September 2017.


Heaven eyes
performance

Almond, D (2017) Heaven eyes. Arts Centre, Washington, UK, 8 - 25 February 2017.


The savage
performance

Almond, D (2016) The savage. Live Theatre, Newcastle, UK, 30 June - 23 July 2016.


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