Anne Fine

Anne Fine

Biography

Anne Fine was born and educated in the Midlands, and now lives in County Durham. She has written numerous highly acclaimed and prize-winning books for children and adults.

Her novel The Tulip Touch won the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Goggle-Eyes won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal, and was adapted for television by the BBC; Flour Babies won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award; Bill's New Frock won a Smarties Prize, and Madame Doubtfire has become a major feature film starring Robin Williams. Anne was the Children's Laureate 2001 - 2003 and won an OBE in 2003.

For a fully comprehensive list of Anne's many awards and for further information on her books please go to: www.annefine.co.uk

Interview

PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH:
Leicester; 7 December

MOST TREASURED POSSESSION:
My family obviously, then my dog. (I hope I wouldn't be tempted to leave the cats...) Then the notes for the book I'm working on. (The print outs for what I've written already are safe in the car boot.)

DEEPEST WISH:
To be able to sing

WHAT DO YOU HATE MOST:
People sniffing (especially on trains)

When did you start writing?
The flip answer is that one January there was such a blizzard I couldn't get to the library and so I sat down and began a book of my own. And never stopped writing. But, more sensibly, the best advice I was ever given at school was, 'Find out what you like doing most in all the world, and then find someone who'll pay you to do it.' So, since books have always been my greatest pleasure, it's not surprising that I've ended up in a career that entails mostly reading and writi...

Bibliography

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The Killer Cat Strikes Back jacket image
  • The Killer Cat Strikes Back
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: May 07 2009
  • 5 - 8 years
The Tulip Touch jacket image
  • The Tulip Touch
  • Puffin Classic
  • Paperback: May 04 2006
  • 9 - 12 years
The Return of the Killer Cat jacket image
  • The Return of the Killer Cat
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: May 07 2009
  • 8 - 12 years
Notso Hotso jacket image
  • Notso Hotso
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jul 04 2002
  • 5 - 8 years
Stranger Danger? jacket image
  • Stranger Danger?
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Nov 02 2000
  • 8 - 12 years
The Same Old Story Every Year jacket image
  • The Same Old Story Every Year
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Oct 28 1999
  • 5 - 8 years
Roll Over Roly jacket image
  • Roll Over Roly
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jun 24 1999
  • 8 - 12 years
Loudmouth Louis jacket image
  • Loudmouth Louis
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Sep 03 1998
  • 8 - 12 years
Only a Show jacket image
  • Only a Show
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jan 29 1998
  • 5 - 8 years
Jennifer's Diary jacket image
  • Jennifer's Diary
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Sep 04 1997
  • 8 - 12 years
Step by Wicked Step jacket image
  • Step by Wicked Step
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jul 05 2001
  • 8 - 12 years
Flour Babies jacket image
  • Flour Babies
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Apr 07 1994
The Worst Child I Ever Had jacket image
  • The Worst Child I Ever Had
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Feb 25 1993
  • 5 - 8 years
Goggle-eyes jacket image
  • Goggle-eyes
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Sep 17 1990
Crummy Mummy and Me jacket image
  • Crummy Mummy and Me
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Sep 18 1989
  • 5 - 8 years
The Tulip Touch jacket image
  • The Tulip Touch
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Feb 27 1997
Madame Doubtfire jacket image
  • Madame Doubtfire
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jul 05 2001
  • 5 - 8 years
The Killer Cat's Birthday Bash jacket image
  • The Killer Cat's Birthday Bash
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: May 07 2009
  • 5 - 8 years
The Diary of a Killer Cat jacket image
  • The Diary of a Killer Cat
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: May 07 2009
  • 8 - 12 years
The Diary of a Killer Cat jacket image
  • The Diary of a Killer Cat
  • Puffin Classic
  • Paperback: Mar 03 2011
  • 8 - 12 years
The Killer Cat's Christmas jacket image
  • The Killer Cat's Christmas
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Sep 02 2010
  • 5 - 8 years
The Killer Cat's Birthday Bash jacket image
  • The Killer Cat's Birthday Bash
  • Puffin
  • ePub eBook: Aug 07 2008
  • 5 - 8 years
The Killer Cat's Christmas jacket image
  • The Killer Cat's Christmas
  • Puffin
  • ePub eBook: Nov 05 2009
  • 3 - 5 years
The Diary of a Killer Cat jacket image
  • The Diary of a Killer Cat
  • Puffin
  • ePub eBook: Mar 03 2011
  • 7 - 9 years
The Worst Child I Ever Had jacket image
  • The Worst Child I Ever Had
  • Puffin
  • ePub eBook: Jun 25 1998
  • 7 - 9 years

Awards

Carnegie Medal : Winner 1990

Guardian Children's Book Prize : Winner 1990

Whitbread Children's Book of the Year : Winner 1993

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