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My Name is Mina is a prequel to Skellig, was published. My Name is Mina is written as Mina's journal, and is about her life before she met Michael.
He was awarded the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award for lifetime achievement in children's writing.
He was a guest on Private Passions, the biographical music discussion programme on BBC Radio 3
Almond currently lives with his family in Northumberland, England. Since 2007 he has been a Visiting Professor in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University
His first play aimed at adolescents
That was his first children's novel. He won the Whitbread Children's Novel of the Year Award and also the Carnegie Medal. It has been adapted into a stage play, film and opera.
He started out as an author of adult fiction . He publishing 500 copies
Almond was born and raised in Felling and Newcastle in post-industrial North East England and educated at the University of East Anglia