|Born||Richard George Adams|
9 May 1920
Newbury, Berkshire, England
|Died||24 December 2016 (aged 96)|
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
|Notable works||Watership Down|
|Notable awards||Carnegie Medal |
Richard George Adams (9 May 1920 – 24 December 2016) was an English author. His most famous book, Watership Down, began as a story to tell his daughters. Adams won both important British children's book awards, the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
Adams was in the British Army during World War II. Later he joined the British Civil Service. Two years after Watership Down was published, Adams became a full-time author. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1975.
Select books[change | change source]
- Watership Down
- Nature Through the Seasons
- The Tyger Voyage
- The Plague Dogs
- Voyage Through the Antarctic (with Ronald Lockley)
- Daniel (2006) ISBN 1-903110-37-8
References[change | change source]
- "Richard Adams: Forever animated by the life of animals". The Independent. London. 16 May 2010.
- "Current RSL Fellows". Royal Society of Literature. Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
- Harrison Smith (28 December 2016). "Richard Adams, best-selling British author of 'Watership Down,' dies at 96". Washington Post. Retrieved 30 December 2016.