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Anne Fine


UK (1947 - )

Anne Fine is a distinguished writer for children of all ages, with over forty books to her credit. As well as being chosen as Children's Laureate in 2001, she is twice winner of the Carnegie Medal, Britain's most coveted children's literature award, and has also won the Guardian Children's Literature Award, the Whitbread Children's Novel Award twice, and a Smarties Prize. She won the Publishing News Children's Author of the Year Award in 1990 and again in 1993.

Her books for older children include the award winning The Tulip Touch and Goggle-Eyes, which was adapted for television by the BBC. Twentieth Century Fox filmed her novel Madame Doubtfire as Mrs Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams. Her books for younger children include Bill's New Frock and How to Write Really Badly. Her work has been translated into twenty-five languages.

Anne Fine has also written for adults. Her novels The Killjoy, Taking the Devil's Advice, In Cold Domain, Telling Liddy and, most recently, All Bones and Lies, have been published to considerable critical acclaim.

Anne Fine has two grown up daughters, and lives in County Durham.
 
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Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1990) : Goggle-Eyes
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1993) : Flour Babies
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2007) : The Road of Bones
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2014) : Blood Family