Author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
A resident of Oxford, England, author Mark Haddon studied English literature at the Merton College. In the years following his graduation, he worked in a variety of roles, including as a caretaker for people with autism, as well as a cartoonist, a writer of children’s books and television programs, an illustrator, and a painter of abstract art. His first novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection, was published in 2003 and garnered instant acclaim and a place on the New York Times bestseller list. Haddon’s second adult novel, A Spot of Bother, was published in 2006, and his most recent novel, The Pier Falls and Other Stories, in 2016. He has also written television dramas for the BBC Network and has authored a collection of poetry. Mark Haddon is a recipient of the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, and The Guardian’s Children’s Fiction Prize.