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Alan Garner (novelist)

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Who is Alan Garner?

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.

  • also known as Гарнер, Алан
  • born on (80 years ago) in Congleton
  • nationality: England
  • education:
  • profession: Writer, novelist, author
  • Marriage with Griselda Garner
  • written works: "Strandloper", "Thursbitch", "The Owl Service", "Red Shift", "Elidor", "The Weirdstone of Brisingamen", "The Moon of Gomrath", "The Stone Book", "The Aimer Gate", "Tom Fobble’s Day", "The Princess and the Golden Mane", "The Old Man of Mow", "A Bag of Moonshine", "The Voice That Thunders: Essays and Lectures", "Alan Garner's Fairy Tales of Gold", "The Well of the Wind", "The Three Golden Heads of the Well", "Granny Reardun", "The Guizer: A Book of Fools", "The breadhorse", "The Hamish Hamilton book of goblins", "A cavalcade of goblins"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • Carnegie Medal - "The Owl Service"
      • nominated to Guardian Children's Fiction Prize - "The Owl Service"
      • Guardian Children's Fiction Prize - "The Owl Service"
      • Phoenix Award - "The Stone Book"

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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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