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In conversation with Stephen Chittenden
David Almond's novels for children and teens have all been hugely popular with readers young and old, and highly acclaimed by critics and reviewers.
Almond combines a variety of influences: most of his fiction is set in his home territory of north-east England, poignantly capturing its landscape, people and mythologies; other influences include magic realist literature, Arthurian legend and the work of William Blake. The result is an infusion of thought-provoking, philosophical ideas and magical elements, all rooted in a realistic and detailed evocation of place. Join David as he talks about his work with BBC Radio 5 live reporter Stephen Chittenden.
Image: Donna Lisa Healy
Artist/speaker: David Almond
David Almond FRSL is a British author who has written several novels for children and young adults from 1998, each one receiving critical acclaim.