David Almond at the seaside

David Almond

A writer of visionary, Blakean intensity — The Times

Hello. I’m David Almond. Welcome to my website.

I’m the author of Skellig, Kit’s Wilderness, My Name is Mina, Joe Quinn’s Poltergeist, The Tightrope Walkers, The Savage, A Song for Ella Grey, Half a Creature from the Sea, The Colour of the Sun, The Tale of Angelino Brown, The Dam and many more novels, stories, picture books, plays, songs and opera libretti. My work is translated into over 40 languages and has won a string of major awards around the world. In 2022 I was awarded an OBE for services to literature.

The Hans Christian Andersen Award * Carnegie Medal * Eleanor Farjeon Award * Michel L Printz Award * Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize * Nestle Smarties Gold Award * Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year * Le Prix Sorcieres * Boston Globe-Horn Book Award * Silver Pencil * Silver Kiss * Nonino International Prize

“David Almond’s books are strange, unsettling wild things – unfettered by the normal constraints of children’s literature. They are, like all great literature, beyond classification.”

The Guardian

"[David Almond] is that rare thing – a writer of lucid, mature elegance, who can still see the world through adolescent eyes."

The Daily Telegraph

“A writer of visionary Blakean intensity.”

The Times

“A master storyteller.”

The Independent

I hope you enjoy looking around. You’ll find information about me, my books, my stage work, my events. There are links to radio programmes and interviews. There’s a page dedicated to Skellig.