Mark Haddon

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Birthday
26, 1962
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
England

About

Famous for his Guardian Prize, Whitbread Award, and Commonwealth Writers Prize-winning novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003), he is also notable for his numerous works of young adult fiction, which include Agent Z and the Penguin from Mars (1995) and The Real Porky Phillips (1994).

Before Fame

After graduating from Merton College, Oxford, with a degree in English, he published his debut children's work, Gilbert's Gobstopper.

Trivia

He published his first poetry collection -- The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea -- in 2005.

Family Life

He was raised in Northampton and Rutland, England. His marriage to English teacher Sos Eltis resulted in two sons.

Associated With

He penned the BBC adaptation of author Raymond Briggs' work Fungus the Bogeyman.