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Jan Mark


UK flag (1943 - 2006)

Jan Mark was a British author, best known as a writer for children. She was christened Janet Marjorie Brisland in Welwyn Garden City in 1943 and was raised and educated in Kent. She was a secondary school teacher between 1965 and 1971, and became a full-time writer in 1974. She wrote over fifty novels and plays and many anthologized short stories. She was divorced, and is survived by her daughter Isobel. Her son Alex took his own life 8 months after her death. She won the Carnegie Medal for "Thunder and Lightnings" (1976) and for "Handles" (1983).
 
Novels
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Jan Mark
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Short stories
Nule (1977)
Kieselguhr's Syndrome (1999)


Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1977) : Thunder and Lightnings
Carnegie Medal Best Book winner (1984) : Handles