With his sharp-eyed knack for zeroing in on the fears and foibles of the teenage set in novels like Lucas (our first Discover Great New Teen Writers selection), British author Kevin Brooks creates books that both adolescents and their elders can relate to.
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In our interview, Brooks shared some interesting facts about himself with us:
"I used to work in a crematorium."
"When I was young, I fell out of a window and landed on my head. B-b-b-b-but I'm all right now...."
"I have six guitars and a banjo."
"I like: reading, walking on the beach with my wife and our dog, losing at chess, playing guitar, sleeping, thinking, wearing hats, watching TV crime dramas and The Simpsons, feeding my goldfish, eating sandwiches, making funny noises, and much, much more. Most of all, though, I love writing: it's what I do, and I adore every minute of it."
"I dislike: worms, mustard, and anything that hurts."