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Kevin Crossley-Holland is a prize-winning writer for children, a well-known poet and author of a memoir of childhood, <i>The Hidden Roads</i>, praised by Rowan Williams as 'A lovely, poignant book, not wasting a word and evoking place in a deep way.'
His ghost story <i>Storm</i> was awarded the Carnegie Medal while <i>The Seeing Stone</i> won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal, and the Tir na n-Og Award. The <i>Arthur</i> trilogy has won worldwide critical acclaim and has been translated into twenty-five languages and its successor, <i>Gatty's Tale</i> was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
He has a Minnesotan wife, Linda, two sons (Kieran and Dominic) and two daughters (Oenone and Eleanor). He is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, a patron of the Society for Storytelling, the European Storytelling Archive, and the Story Museum, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was President of the School Library Association (2012 – 2015). He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Worcester.