Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess is the author of many novels for young adult and middle-grade readers. Among them are Nicholas Dane, Doing It (a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age), The Ghost Behind the Wall (Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year) and Smack (winner of Britain's Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize for Fiction, as well as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults).  In 2001, he wrote the novelization of the film, Billy Elliot. Mr. Burgess lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, in England.


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July 16, 2012

Manchester Central Library – What the Fuss is About

I’m getting a lot of mails from people asking to clarify the main issues about the Friends of Manchester Central Library Campaign to save the huge cull currently going on of their wonderful reference stock, so I’ve taken time to … Continue reading →

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Nicholas Dane

Melvin Burgess
Square Fish

When fourteen-year-old Nicholas Dane’s mother dies, social services sends him to a home for boys where intimidation and violence keep order. After a number of...


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Doing It

Melvin Burgess
Square Fish

The award-winning author Melvin Burgess’s ribald and insightful account of contemporary teenage life chronicles the ups and downs of doing it. The...


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Smack

Melvin Burgess
Square Fish

Smack is a timely and penetrating novel about the ecstasies and horrors of heroin use. Smack is the 1996 winner of the Carnegie Medal in Literature....


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The Ghost Behind the Wall

Melvin Burgess
Henry Holt and Co.

Award-winning author Melvin Burgess’s thrilling new ghost story for younger readers. David screamed and the ghostly boy opened his mouth and screamed...


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Lady

Melvin Burgess
Henry Holt and Co.

If you gotta be a dog, be a bitch. "My tail was going bananas as I rounded the corner and headed into Platt Fields park. The pavement was alive; my nose was...


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