About David Almond
David Almond was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1951 and grew up in the small mining town of Felling. He was educated at the University of East Anglia and Newcastle Polytechnic. After graduating he worked as a teacher for five years before moving to a remote artists' commune in Norfolk to concentrate on his writing. In 1998 his first children's novel, Skellig, was published to immediate acclaim. Since then this award winning writer has had his work translated into more than 20 languages. His latest novel is My Name is Mina.