Jeremy Strong

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Birthday
18, 1949
Birthplace
London, England
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1949 (age 68)
Birthplace
London, England

About

Prolific British children's author whose story, There's A Viking In My Bed, was made into a popular BBC television series. His numerous literary honors include the Prix Chronos, the Sheffield Book Award, and the Leicester Book Award.

Before Fame

He studied English at York University beginning in 1968. In 1991, he left his two-decade career as a schoolteacher to become a full-time writer.

Trivia

He survived a potentially tragic childhood fall from a window; he landed on his head, but his most significant injury was, thankfully, a broken arm.

Family Life

He grew up in South East London. He later married Gillie Strong and fathered six children and two stepchildren.

Associated With

His work was influenced by the children's literature of fellow UK author, Roald Dahl.