Mark Haddon

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Mark Haddon (born 1962) is a novelist, who was educated at Uppingham School and Merton College, Oxford.

He won the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year Award for his novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, a book that provides a realistic insight into what it is like to be autistic. According to an interview with the author at Powells.com, this was the first book that Haddon wrote intentionally for an adult audience; he was surprised when his publisher suggested marketing it to both adult and child audiences.

Mark Haddon wrote the screenplay for the BBC television adaptation of Raymond Briggs's story Fungus the Bogeyman, screened on BBC1 in 2004.

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