Almond, David

David Almond is the author of Skellig and other novels and plays for children. He has won many prestigious awards including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2010, the Carnegie Medal and two Whitbreads. His first novel for adults, The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean was published in 2011. He was born in Newcastle, grew up on Tyneside and now lives with his family in Northumberland.