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Melvin Burgess


UK flag (1954 - )

Melvin Burgess began to train as a journalist and has had jobs as diverse as bricklaying and silk-screen printing. An Enterprise Allowance Scheme gave him the chance to develop his writing, and his children's books are now highly regarded. Melvin won the 1997 Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal for his powerful novel, JUNK. He lives in Manchester.
 
Series
Bloodtide
1. Bloodtide (1999)
2. Bloodsong (2005)
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Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1997) : Junk


Melvin Burgess recommends
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The Other Side of Dawn (2002)
(Tomorrow, book 7)
John Marsden
"I'm a huge John Marsden fan. There's no finer writer for older teenagers alive today."
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Boy Kills Man (2004)
Matt Whyman
"Bold, chilling and beautifully written."
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Exchange (2006)
Paul Magrs
"I loved every page of it."
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Eden Summer (2016)
Liz Flanagan
"A thriller of the heart written from the heart."

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