Book
English

Junk

Melvin Burgess (author), Malorie Blackman (author of introduction)
Title
Junk
Author
Melvin Burgess
Author of introduction
Malorie Blackman
Language
English
Publisher
London: Andersen Press, 2016 | Other editions
341 p.
ISBN
9781783440627 (paperback)

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Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 17 times in Flemish libraries

About Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess (born 25 April 1954) is a British writer of children's fiction. He became famous in 1998 with the publication of Junk, about heroin-addicted teenagers on the streets of Bristol. In Britain, Junk became one of the best-known young adult books of the decade. Burgess won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British author. For the 10th anniversary in 2007 it was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works, selected by a panel to compose the ballot for a public election of the all-time favourite.

Early life

Burgess was born in the Municipal Borough of Twickenham, Middlesex, England (now administered as part of Greater London).

Author

He completed his first book accepted for publication in his mid-thirties: a novel, The Cry of the Wolf, published by Andersen Press in 1990, which was high…Read more on Wikipedia