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About Dan Smith
Growing up, Dan Smith lived three lives: the day-to-day humdrum of boarding school, finding adventure in the padi fields of Asia and the jungles of Brazil, and in a world of his own, making up stories. Dan is the author of My Friend the Enemy, My Brother’s Secret, Big Game, Boy X, Below Zero and She Wolf. Nisha’s War is his seventh children’s book with Chicken House.
Dan lives in Newcastle with his wife and two children.
Accolades and awards
- MY BROTHER'S SECRET
Selected as a Children’s Bookseller’s Choice in The Bookseller's July 2013 preview
Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2014
Shortlisted for the 2015 Coventry Inspiration Book Award
Shortlisted for the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award 2015
- MY FRIEND THE ENEMY
Shortlisted for the Historical Association Young Quills Competition 2013
Shortlisted for the North East Book Award 2013
Shortlisted for the Tower Hamlets Book Award 2014
- BOY X
Shortlisted for the Lambeth Phoenix Book Award 2017
Winner of the Coventry Inspiration Book Award, Hooked on Books category
- Dan's adult novels have been shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2011 and nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Dan Smith in the news
New Reads: February 2022
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NaNoWriMo Nov Day 20: Dan Smith
Today Dan Smith – author of no less than FOUR Chicken House books, including Big Game and his most recent novel, Boy X – has stopped by the blog to share his top tips for aspiring writers.
What would be your five top tips to ...