Almond, David

BA Year : 1973

Awards and recognition

  • Carnegie Medal winner for Skellig (1998)
  • Whitbread Children's Book Award winner for Skellig (1998)
  • Nestle Smarties Book Prize (Silver Award) winner for Kit's Wilderness (1999)
  • Guardian Children's Fiction Prize shortlist for Kit's Wilderness (1999)
  • Carnegie Medal shortlist for Kit's Wilderness (2000)
  • Whitbread Children's Book Award shortlist for Heaven Eyes (2000)
  • Carnegie Medal shortlist for Heaven Eyes (2000)
  • Michael L. Printz Award winner for Kit's Wilderness (USA 2001)
  • Nestle Smarties Book Prize (Gold Award) winner for The Fire-Eaters (2003)
  • Whitbread Children's Book Award winner for The Fire-Eaters (2003)
  • Carnegie Medal shortlist for The Fire-Eaters (2003)
  • Guardian Children's Fiction Prize shortlist for The Fire-Eaters (2003)
  • Carnegie of Carnegies shortlist for The Fire-Eaters (2003)
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for The Fire-Eaters (USA 2004)
  • Carnegie Medal shortlist for Clay (2006)
  • Costa Children's Book Award shortlist for Clay (2006)
  • Guardian Children's Fiction Prize longlist for My Name is Mina (2012)
  • UK Literacy Association Children's Book Award longlist for My Name is Mina (2012)
  • Carnegie Medal longlist for The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas (2014)
  • Carnegie Medal longlist for Mouse Bird Snake Wolf (2014)
  • Guardian Children's Fiction Award winner for A Song For Ella Grey (2015)
  • YA Book Prize shortlist for A Song For Ella Grey (2015)
  • Independent Booksellers Week (IBW) Awards shortlist for A Song For Ella Grey (2015)
  • Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award Longlist for Half A Creature From The Sea (2015)
  • Costa Children's Book Award shortlist for The Colour Of The Sun (2018)
  • CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal longlist for The Dam (2020)
  • Brand New Boy (2020)
  • Works

  • Sleepless Nights (1985)
  • A Kind of Heaven (1997)
  • Skellig (1998)
  • Kit's Wilderness (1999)
  • Counting Stars (2000)
  • Heaven Eyes (2000)
  • Secret Heart (2001)
  • ┬áSkellig: A Play (2002)
  • Where Your Wings Were (2002)
  • Wild Girl, Wild Boy: A Play (2002)
  • The Fire-Eaters (2003)
  • Kate, the Cat and the Moon (2004)
  • Clay (2005)
  • My Dad's a Birdman (2007)
  • Jackdaw Summer (2008)
  • The Savage (2008)
  • The Boy Who Climbed Into the Moon (2010)
  • My Name is Mina (2010)
  • The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean (2011)
  • The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas (2012)
  • Mouse Bird Snake Wolf (2012)
  • The Tightrope Walkers (2014)
  • A Song For Ella Grey (2014)
  • Half A Creature From The Sea (2014)
  • The Colour Of The Sun (2018)
  • The Tale Of Angelino Brown (2018)
  • The Dam (2018, ill. by Levi Pinfold)
  • War Is Over (2018)
  • Joe Quinn's Poltergeist (2019)