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Daren King
Born
Hertfordshire, UK
Occupation Writer; author

Laurence Daren King is an award-winning contemporary English novelist. His debut novel, Boxy an Star, was shortlisted for the 1999 Guardian First Book Award and longlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize. He won first prize in the Nestle Children's Book Prize (6 to 8 year old category) in 2006. King was born in Hertfordshire and has lived most of his life in London.

Laurence Daren King left school with only one GCSE in English and worked in computing. He went on to take an A level in English, and then studied for a BA in English Literature.

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Bibliography

Adult Fiction

  • Boxy an Star, published by Abacus, ISBN 0-349-11192-8
  • Jim Giraffe, published by Vintage, ISBN 978-0099445166
  • Tom Boler, published by Vintage, ISBN 978-0099445159
  • Manual, published by Faber & Faber, ISBN 978-0571230662

Children's Fiction

Adult Cartoon

  • Smally the Mouse: Smally's Party, published by Bloomsbury, ISBN 978-0747579038

Other work

Awards and nominations

Boxy an Star was shortlisted for the 1999 The Guardian First Book Award and placed on the final top ten for the 1999 Booker Prize. Mouse Noses on Toast won the Gold Medal in the 2006 Nestle Children's Book Prize (6 to 8 year old category).

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