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Mark Haddon

Full Name: Mark Haddon
Gender: Male
Hometown: Northampton
Born: 1962-09-26
Number of Works: 30
Mark Haddon is a British novelist and poet, best known for his 2003 novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. He was educated at Uppingham School and Merton College, Oxford, where he studied English.

In 2003, Haddon won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and in 2004, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Overall Best First Book for his novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, a book which is written from the perspective of a boy with Aspergers syndrome. Haddon's knowledge of Aspergers syndrome, a type of autism, comes from his work with autistic people as a young man.[1] In an interview at Powells.com, Haddon claimed that this was the first book that he wrote intentionally for an adult audience; he was surprised when his publisher suggested marketing it to both adult and child audiences. His second adult-novel, A Spot of Bother, was published in September 2006.

Mark Haddon is also known for his series of Agent Z books, one of which, Agent Z and the Penguin from Mars, was made into a 1996 Children's BBC sitcom. He also wrote the screenplay for the BBC television adaptation of Raymond Briggs's story Fungus the Bogeyman, screened on BBC1 in 2004. He also wrote the 2007 BBC television drama Coming Down the Mountain.

Haddon is a vegetarian, and enjoys vegetarian cookery.[citation needed] He describes himself as a 'hard-line atheist'. In an interview with The Observer, Haddon said "I am atheist in a very religious mould".His atheism might be inferred from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time in which the main character declares that those who believe in God are stupid.

Mark Haddon lives in Oxford with his wife Dr. Sos Eltis, a Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, and their two young sons.

ISBN: 1400032717, 9781400032716
Keywords: time, night, incident, curious
Pages: 226
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 80%

   Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.    This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.
ISBN: 0385520514, 9780385520515
Keywords: bother, spot
Pages: 354
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 0385616295, 9780385616294
Keywords: boom
Pages: 224
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 60%

In explosive, highly charged, and hilarious middle-grade adventure from Mark Haddon, acclaimed author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. From the moment that Jim and his best friend, Charlie, bug the staff room and overhear two of their teachers speaking to each other in a secret language, they know there's an adventure on its way. But what does "spudvetch" actually mean, and why do Mr. Kidd's eyes flicker with fluorescent blue light when Charlie says it to him? Perhaps Kidd and Pearce are bank robbers talking in code. Perhaps they're spies. Perhaps they are alien
ISBN: 0763644404, 9780763644406
Keywords: footprints
Pages: 32
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 80%

Best-selling author Mark Haddon recalls his boyhood fascination with the moon and his pure wonder at witnessing the first lunar landing.Years ago, a little boy gazed at the moon, dizzy with the thought that he was looking at a world 200,000 miles away. As he read atlases and library books and kept clippings on astronauts orbiting the moon, he hoped and hoped that they would fi nd a way to land there. And one extraordinary day they did, captured on his fl ickery TV, like giants bouncing in slow motion. When the boy fell asleep, he dreamed that he walked with them too. In this lyrical, transport
ISBN: 0001981625, 9780001981621
Keywords: tranquility, sea
Pages: 32
Published: 1996
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0099409313, 9780099409311
Keywords: mars, penguin, agent
Pages: 172
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0099712717, 9780099712718
Keywords: crusader, masked, meets, agent
Pages: 160
Published: 1994
  • Rating: 80%

The summer term is dragging on, and Ben's life is lacking excitement — until, that is, the evening he finds worms in his bed and a note telling him that this is the work of Agent Z. But who is Agent Z? After some detective work Ben discovers that his mates, Barney and Jenks are responsible and together they start playing practical jokes on their unsuspecting schoolmates, under the code name Agent Z. They put plastic tarantulas in the school gravy, clingfilm over loo seats and attach kippers to car engines. But perhaps their greatest triumph is when their secret surveillance uncovers the
ISBN: 0099724812, 9780099724810
Keywords: bananas, killer, agent
Pages: 184
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 100%

More mischief from those practical jokers, the Crane Grove Crew, by the author of the bestselling The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.Ben’s repulsive cousin, T.J., comes to stay. He discovers an incriminating videotape of Agent Z activities and blackmails Ben into becoming his slave. Meanwhile, Ben, Jenks and Barney embark on their first film, entitled Invasion of the Killer Bananas. When T.J. disappears, however, the film points towards Ben, Jenks and Barney as murder suspects! In an attempt to clear their names, the boys use all the cunning of Agent Z to try and lure T.J.
ISBN: 140813084X, 9781408130841
Keywords: bears, polar
Pages: 80
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 80%