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  1. Alan Garner OBE is an English novelist best known for his children's fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales. His work is firmly rooted in the landscape, history and folklore of his native county of Cheshire, North West England, being set in the region and making use of the native Cheshire dialect.
  2. Alan Garner: Alan Henry Garner is an English former professional footballer best known as a player for Watford.
  3. Alan Garner was born and grew up in Wolverhampton; he was a British Labour party activist and trade unionist. He was a member of Wolverhampton Council, for the Spring Vale and Heath Town wards, from 1973 until his death, and vice-chair of the West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority between 1992 and 1996, during which time he was a strong advocate of the Midland Metro.
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  2. Alan Garner is a fictional character from 2010 American television mystery film Jesse Stone: No Remorse.

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Google previewYoung Readers and Their Books (2013)

Suggestions and Strategies for Using Texts in the Literacy Hour by Gervase Phinn

Alan Garner is a master storyteller who brings the tales to life superbly. 4. Stories from Hans Andersen by Andrew Matthews, Orchard Books Some Recommended Texts 21 Ten folk and fairy ...

Google previewFolktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] (2016)

Traditions and Texts from around the World by Anne E. Duggan Ph.D., Donald Haase Ph.D., Helen J. Callow

Alan Garner is a British novelist whose fiction engages extensively with the form and content of mythology, folklore, and, more broadly, the forces of history and tradition. Garner has lived in and around Alderley 396 | García Márquez, Gabriel ...

Google previewHoney for a Teen's Heart (2010)

Using Books to Communicate with Teens by Gladys Hunt, Barbara Hampton

Alan Garner is a difficult—or challenging—author, depending on which critic.

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: G-P (2008)

by Donald Haase

Alan Garner is a British novelist whose fiction engages extensively with the form and content of mythology, folklore, and, more broadly, the forces of history and tradition. Garner has lived in and around ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction (2015)

by Don D'Ammassa

British fantasy writer, children's author Although hehad had some fiction published previously, Alan Garner only began to attract enthusiastic attention with The Weirdstone of Brisginamen (1960,also published as The Weirdstone), the ...

Google previewThe New Arthurian Encyclopedia (2013)

New edition by Norris J. Lacy, Geoffrey Ashe, Sandra Ness Ihle, Marianne E. Kalinke, Raymond H. Thompson

This patternis adoptedalsoin the best of the mythopoeic novels for younger readers, thoseby Alan Garner ...

Google previewDictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (2012)

by J. A. Cuddon

Of the dozens of other writers who have produced distinguished literature for children since the 1950s we should mention particularly Nina Bawden, Maurice Sendak, Ian Serraillier, Philippa Pearce, Alan Garner, Rosemary Sutcliff, Leon ...

Google previewInternational Book Publishing: An Encyclopedia (2015)

by Philip G. Altbach, Edith S. Hoshino

Alan Garner and Robert Leeson (Britain), Ivan Southall (Australia), Margaret Mahy (New ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Children's Literature (2010)

by Emer O'Sullivan

Alan Garner created a new type of fantasy that blended myths with contemporary settings and insights, and this new tradition is continued in the works of Susan Cooper, Peter ...

Google previewJ.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia (2007)

Scholarship and Critical Assessment by Michael D. C. Drout

Alan Garner (1934–) has denied any ...

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Writer Alan Garner will receive a doctor of letters for his children's books which are heavily influenced by Cheshire's history and mythology. He received an OBE for services to literature in 2001 and his other accolades include The Guardian Award, the Carnegie Medal and the Phoenix Award.

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