David Almond

David Almond

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Author Profession: British Author
Born: May 15, 1951
Age: 65 years old
Birth Sign: Taurus

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My work explores the frontier between rationalism and superstition and the wavering boundary between the two.

I know I'm writing better now than I ever did for adults because I'm writing for an audience who know that they don't know everything.

Themes around education and learning run through my work.

I learned to be a regional writer by reading people like Flannery O'Connor. She was a huge influence.

The sounds and rhythms of words are really important to me.

It's always been the case that politicians want different things from children than good educators do. Good educators want imaginative, exploratory beings, but politicians just want economic units.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. Brad Pitt age

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