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Robert Dodds writes for both adults and children and has been widely published and broadcast. His latest book is a comic novel for adults, ‘Sitting Duck’ (‘Not a whodunnit, but a who’ll do it!’). His first novel for children, ‘The Midnight Clowns’ (2000, Andersen Press) was short-listed for the Kathleen Fidler Award, and also published in France by Flammarion. His other children’s novels are ‘Nightland’ (2002, Andersen Press), ‘The Secret of Iguando’ (2004, Andersen Press, also published in USA by Mondo, and serialised on BBC Radio Four), and ‘The Murrian’ (2008, Andersen Press, also published as an audio book by Oakhill). He has two books in A&C Black’s ‘Wired’ series for struggling teenage readers: ‘The Haunted Mobile’ (2011) and ‘Pitch Dark'(2012). For adult readers, his collection of stories ‘Rattlesnake and Other Tales’ was published in 2001 by Polygon, the fiction imprint of Edinburgh University Press. He has had nine stories broadcast on BBC Radio Four, a professional stage play production, and has written and directed several short films shown on television and at film festivals. His next book is a historical novel for adults based on the painting ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ by the 15th century Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch.Image

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