Adapted by the author from his award-winning debut novel, and staged at the National Theatre, directed by Trevor Nunn and performed by an all-star cast in 2002.
David Almond is the author of Skellig, My Name is Mina, Counting Stars, The Savage, Island, A Song for Ella Grey, The Colour of the Sun and many other novels, stories, picture books, opera librettos, songs and plays. His work is translated into 40 languages, and is widely adapted for stage and screen. His major awards include the Carnegie Medal, two Whitbread Awards, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, the Michael L Printz Award (USA), Le Prix Sorcieres (France) and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. In 2010 he won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the world's most prestigious prize for children's authors. David speaks at festivals and conferences around the world. He is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. He is widely regarded as one of the most exciting, inspirational and innovative children's authors writing today. He has one amazing daughter. He lives in Bath and in Newcastle, the city in which he was born.www.davidalmond.com
Acclaim for SKELLIG (the story): 'Tremendously innovative, highly original and very moving. David Almond is a fascinating new voice.' -- MELVIN BURGESS 'This is a story which burns bright from first to last, and for long after the last is over.' -- MICHAEL MORPURGO 'Touched with a visionary intensity, this strange, hugely readable and life-affirming tale exercises every muscle of the imagination.' -- THE GUARDIAN 'Tense and involving ... something not to miss.' -- THE INDEPENDENT 'Gripping, beautiful and brilliantly written ... everyone is raving about this unforgettable book.' -- THE SUNDAY TIMES 'A stunning debut ... an extraordinary book.' -- THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Acclaim for WILD GIRL, WILD BOY: 'Touching, beautifully focused.' -- THE STAGE