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Melvin Burgess

UK (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.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction


Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1997) : Junk

Melvin Burgess recommends

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."

Boy Kills Man (2004)
Matt Whyman
"Bold, chilling and beautifully written."
Exchange (2006)
Paul Magrs
"I loved every page of it."
Game Girls
Game Girls (2007)
Judy Waite
"A thriller and a coming-of-age story rolled into one."

Eden Summer (2016)
Liz Flanagan
"A thriller of the heart written from the heart."

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