10 Facts about Alan Gibbons

Monday, December 8th 2014. | Authors

Facts about Alan Gibbons talk about the famous English writer of children’s books. He was born on 14 August 1953. Do you know that Gibbons was the winner of a Blue Peter Book Awards? Actually there are many kinds of other awards that he owns. Find out more information about him below:

Facts about Alan Gibbons 1: early life

Before he became a famous writer, he was a teacher in a primary school. He wrote a lot for his students but he never published his works at that time.

Facts about Alan Gibbons 2: father

When Alan was 8 years old, his father was a hurt in an accident. His father worked as a laborer in a farm. Then the family moved to Crewe, Cheshire. Then he decided to become a professional writer.

Alan Gibbons Images

Alan Gibbons Images

Facts about Alan Gibbons 3: Shadow of the Minotaur

Shadow of the Minotaur is the book which made him get Blue Peter Book Awards in 2000. The book was the winner in the category “The Book I Couldn’t Put Down”.  In the next year, Gibbons was appointed as the judge for Blue Peter Book Awards.

Facts about Alan Gibbons 4: other awards

There are many other awards that Alan Gibbons got such as the Hackney Short Novel Prize, the Stockport Book Award, the Leicester Book of the Year, the Salford Librarians’ Special Award, the Birmingham Chills Award, the Catalyst Award and many more.

Alan Gibbons Pictures

Alan Gibbons Pictures

Facts about Alan Gibbons 5: other jobs

Alan Gibbons is not only a full time writer. He also uses his time to speak at various school in his home country and other countries such as Brazil, Africa, Middle East, France, Norway, Switzerland, Spain and Brunei. Gibbons is also a consultant.

Facts about Alan Gibbons 6: Malawi

His trip to Malawi is very fascinating.  He participated in Char Char Trust and delivered 9,000 books to various schools. Gibbons also went to Ndi Mayo Clinic.

Alan Gibbons Writer

Alan Gibbons Writer

Facts about Alan Gibbons 7: speaker

Allan Gibbons is a speaker too. You can come to Children’s Books Ireland, Edinburgh and London Book Festivals, Hay on Wye and the Northern Children’s Book Festival to see him.

Facts about Alan Gibbons 8: translation

Gibbons’ books have been translated in 19 languages. Another popular writer is seen in Aesop facts.

Alan Gibbons Writing Style

Alan Gibbons Writing Style

Facts about Alan Gibbons 9: writing

Besides making a book, Gibbons also wrote in various publications such as Junior Education, Times Educational Supplement, and Carousel.

Facts about Alan Gibbons 10: Public appearance

His public appearance in the media can be seen in Radio 5, Radio 4, and BBC TV.

Alan Gibbons

Alan Gibbons

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