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Frank Cottrell-Boyce


UK flag (1959 - )

Frank Cottrell Boyce is a screenwriter whose films include Welcome to Sarajevo, Hilary and Jackie, 24 Hour Party People, and Millions, which was also his first book. Framed was inspired by a news story he'd read in an old scrapbook: During the Second World War, a collection of valuable paintings from the National Gallery was hidden in a slate mine for safekeeping. He couldn't resist imagining how all of that great art might have affected the people who lived near the mine. Mr. Cottrell Boyce lives with his wife and seven children in Liverpool, England.
 
Novels
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Collections
Lemistry (2011) (with Brian Aldiss, Annie Clarkson, Jacek Dukaj, Trevor Hoyle, Stanislaw Lem, Toby Litt, Adam Marek, Wojciech Orlinski and Piotr Szulkin)
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Plays
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Chapter Books
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Anthologies edited
Conradology (2017) (with Martyn Bedford, Jacek Dukaj, Becky Harrison, Pawel Huelle, Worciech Orlinski, Sarah Penny, Magda Raczynska and Olga Tokarczuk)
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Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (2005) : Millions
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2009) : Cosmic
Costa Children's Book Award Best Novel nominee (2011) : The Unforgotten Coat
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2017) : Sputnik


Frank Cottrell-Boyce recommends
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In an Adventure with Napoleon (2008)
(Pirates!, book 4)
Gideon Defoe
"If you have teeeangers who resist the idea of being read to, then leave Gideon Defoe's hilarious The Pirates! book lying around."
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Hamish and the Neverpeople (2016)
(Hamish , book 2)
Danny Wallace
"Tee Hee hee hee hee Hee Hee Hee!."

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