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Stop What You're Doing and Read This!

Stop What You're Doing and Read This!( )
Author: Haddon, Mark
Rosen, Michael
Smith, Zadie
Callil, Carmen
Winterson, Jeanette
Parks, Tim
Morrison, Blake
Wolf, Maryanne
Barzillai, Mirit
Carr, Nicholas
Davis, Jane
ISBN:978-0-09-956594-9
Publication Date:Sep 2012
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.95
Book Description:

In any 24 hours there might be sleeping, eating, kids, parents, friends, lovers, work, school, travel, deadlines, emails, phone calls, Facebook, Twitter, the news, the TV, Playstation, music, movies, sport, responsibilities, passions, desires, dreams. Why should you stop what you're doing and read a book? People have always needed stories. We need literature - novels, poetry - because we need to make sense of our lives, test our depths, understand our joys and...
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Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Books & Reading
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.683 x 4.953 x 0.546 Inches
Book Weight:0.42 Pounds
Author Biography
Haddon, Mark (Author)
Author and screenwriter Mark Haddon was born in Northampton, U.K. in 1962. He received a B.A. in English from Merton College and a MSc in English Literature from Edinburgh University. Since 1996, he has worked on numerous television projects. He has won two BAFTAs and The Royal Television Society Best Children's Drama for Microsoap, which he created and wrote 12 out of 25 episodes. He also wrote the screenplay for the BBC television adaption of Fungus the Bogeyman.

He has written fifteen children's books including the Agent Z series. In 1994, he was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize for The Real Porky Philips. He won the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year Award for his novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which provides a realistic insight into what it is like to have autism. He currently lives in Oxford with his family. He was runner-up for the BBC National Short Story Award with his title 'Bunny'.

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