Peter Dickinson

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Birthday
16, 1927
Birthplace
Zambia
Death Date
Dec 16, 2015 (88)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
16, 1927
Birthplace
Zambia
Death Date
Dec 16, 2015 (88)

About

Famous for his works of children's literature and detective fiction, this Northern Rhodesian-born English writer penned such award-winning books as City of Gold, Tulku, The Flight of Dragons, and Eva.

Before Fame

After graduating from King's College, Cambridge, he had a nearly two-decade career as a poet, literature reviewer, and editor with Punch magazine.

Trivia

His numerous literary honors include the Guardian Prize, the Horn Book Award, the Carnegie Medal, and the Phoenix Award.

Family Life

His first marriage, to Mary Rose Barnard, resulted in four children, including a son, John Dickinson, who became a successful writer. Following Barnard's death, he married fellow children's author Robin McKinley.

Associated With

During his childhood years, he was inspired by the work of Rudyard Kipling.