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Children's Book Writer and Illustrator Mark Haddon

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Children's Book Writer and Illustrator Mark Haddon

Children's Book Writer and Illustrator Mark Haddon

Children's Book Writer and Illustrator Mark Haddon

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He has written his first novel for adults, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The narrator of the story is an autistic teenager who is obsessed with Sherlock Holmes and who must prove his innocence when a neighborhood dog is killed. One reviewer described it as "wonderful, simple, moving, and likely to be a smash." Haddon lives in England and teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and for Oxford University.

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