Author of Candy
About Kevin Brooks
Kevin Brooks was born in 1959 and grew up in Exeter, Devon. After finishing school he moved to London to try and become a rock star, and had many interesting and unusual day jobs – working in a zoo, a crematorium and a post office – before turning his hand to what he does best: writing hard-hitting and utterly compelling teen fiction.
Kevin has written five enormously successful young adult novels for Chicken House: Martyn Pig, Lucas, Kissing the Rain, Candy, and The Road of the Dead.
Kevin now lives in North Yorkshire.
Accolades and awards
- THE BUNKER DIARY
Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2014
Winner of the 2012 Angus Book Award
- THE ROAD OF THE DEAD
Shortlisted for the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult 2007
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2005
- KISSING THE RAIN
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2004
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2003