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Kevin Brooks


UK flag (b.1959)

Kevin M. Brooks is an English author best known for his novels Lucas (winner of the North East Book Award 2004) and Martyn Pig (winner of the Branford Boase Award 2003). He grew up in Exeter, Devon, England and studied Psychology and Philosophy at Birmingham, Aston University in 1980 and Cultural Studies in London in 1983. Kevin Brooks has been in a variety of jobs including: musician, gasoline station attendant, crematorium handyman, civil service clerk, hot dog vendor at the London Zoo, post office clerk, and railway ticket office clerk.
 

Genres: Mystery, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
 
Series
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PI John Craine
   1. A Dance of Ghosts (2011)
   2. Until the Darkness Comes (2012)
   3. Wrapped in White (2013)
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Novels
   Martyn Pig (2002)
   Lucas (2002)
   Kissing the Rain (2004)
   Bloodline (2004)
   Candy (2005)
   I See You, Baby... (2005)
   The Road of the Dead (2006)
   Being (2007)
   Black Rabbit Summer (2008)
   Killing God (2009)
     aka Dawn
   iBoy (2010)
   Naked (2011)
   The Bunker Diary (2013)
   Born Scared (2016)
   Naked '76 (2016)
   Dogchild (2018)
   See Through Me (2019)
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Kevin Brooks recommends
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Mind the Gap (2017)
Phil Earle
"Tough, funny and incredibly moving."
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Monster (2015)
C J Skuse
"I'd even recommend it to people I don't like."
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Dirty Work (2007)
Julia Bell
"Shocking and blunt, touching and true. As real as it gets."

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Books containing stories by Kevin Brooks
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This Is Push (2007)
New Stories from the Edge
edited by
David Levithan

Awards
2014 Carnegie Medal : The Bunker Diary

Award nominations
2009 Carnegie Medal (nominee) : Black Rabbit Summer
2007 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel (nominee) : The Road of the Dead
2007 Carnegie Medal (nominee) : The Road of the Dead


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