Robert Swindells

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Birthday
20, 1939
Birthplace
Bradford, England
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
20, 1939 (age 80)
Birthplace
Bradford, England

About

British author of young adult and children's literature and winner of the Carnegie Medal. His best-known works include Stone Cold, Brother in the Land, and Abomination.

Before Fame

He wrote his debut novel, When Darkness Comes, while he was in training as a primary school teacher.

Trivia

His first Red House Children's Book Award was for Brother in the Land. He went on to receive the same honor for Room 13, Nightmare Stairs, and Blitzed.

Family Life

He grew up in Yorkshire, England. At the age of fifteen, he dropped out of school to work for a newspaper. His wife's name is Brenda.

Associated With

Despite the fact that they both wrote for young people, neither he nor Jacqueline Wilson shied away from addressing controversial topics.