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Siobhán Dowd (1960–2007)

Forfatter af The London Eye Mystery

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Siobhan Dowd was born on February 4, 1960. She received a degree in Classics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University and an MA with Distinction in Gender and Ethnic Studies at Greenwich University. After a short stint in publishing, she joined the writer's organization PEN. Initially she was a vis mere researcher for its Writers in Prison Committee, but eventually she became Program Director of PEN American Center's Freedom-to-Write Committee in New York City. After seven years, she returned to the United Kingdom and co-founded an English PEN's readers and writers program, which takes authors into schools in socially deprived areas, as well as prisons, young offender's institutions and community projects. She has written novels, short stories, columns and articles, and edited two anthologies. Her first novel, A Swift Pure Cry, was published in March 2006 and won the Eilis Dillon award in Ireland for a first-time children's author and the Branford Boase Award. Her other novels are The London Eye Mystery, which won NASEN/TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award, Bisto Book of the Year prize, and Salford Children's Book Award; Bog Child; and Solace of the Road. She died of breast cancer on August 21, 2007 at the age of 47. Before her death, she set up the Siobhan Dowd Trust, where all the proceeds from her literary work will be used to assist disadvantaged children with their reading skills. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Siobhán Dowd

The London Eye Mystery (2007) 1,528 eksemplarer
Bog Child (2008) 806 eksemplarer
A Swift Pure Cry (2006) 524 eksemplarer
Solace of the Road (2009) 341 eksemplarer
The Guggenheim Mystery (2017) 124 eksemplarer
The Ransom of Dond (2013) 33 eksemplarer
The Pavee and the Buffer Girl (2017) 27 eksemplarer
The Roads of the Roma: A PEN Anthology of Gypsy Writers (1998) — Redaktør — 21 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Monster (2011) — Bidragyder — 5,777 eksemplarer
A Monster Calls [2016 film] (1900) — Original book — 111 eksemplarer
Glimmer Train Stories, #60 (2006) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer

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A really interesting mystery!
trainsparrow | 106 andre anmeldelser | Apr 29, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: 9-12 year olds
Awards & Honors:
The Book sens Children's Pick List Award 2008
The School Library Journal Best Books of the Year Award 2008
The Booklist Children's Editors' Choice Award 2008
The Horn Book Fanfare Award 2008
The Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books Award
The Book Links Lasting Connection Award 2008
Virginia_Lynn1999 | 106 andre anmeldelser | Apr 29, 2024 |
super enjoyable and with a unique narrator, this mystery kept me interested and curious throughout. I enjoyed the featuring of a spectrum kid without making it feel weird.
mslibrarynerd | 106 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2024 |
Carnegie Medal winner.
LibrarianDest | 46 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |



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