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Kevin Brooks


UK (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
 
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Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2007) : The Road of the Dead
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2009) : Black Rabbit Summer
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (2014) : The Bunker Diary


Kevin Brooks recommends

Dirty Work (2007)
Julia Bell
"Shocking and blunt, touching and true. As real as it gets."

Pretty Bad Things (2009)
C J Skuse
"It's so good, I'd even recommend it to people I don't like."


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