A writer with many strings to his bow, Mark Haddon is a novelist, children’s writer, poet and graphic novelist. Already a well-known journalist and BAFTA award-winning television writer, it was his 2003 novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time which made him a household name. The first novel to be published concurrently in two imprints - for adults and children – it won the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year Award, going on to inspire a hit stage adaptation.
Mark Haddon’s other work includes: The Red House, A Spot of Bother, The Pier Falls and The Porpoise (published in 2019).
A novel that leaps from the modern era to ancient times; a novel that soars, and sails, and burns long and bright; a novel that almost drowns in grief yet swims ashore; in which pirates rampage, a princess wins a wrestler's hand, and ghost-women with lampreys' teeth drag a man to hell - and in which the members of a shattered family, adrift in a violent world, journey towards a place called home.