Writers

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Alex Wheatle

1963-

Books and information on author Alex Wheatle, also known as the Brixton Bard. Born in 1963, was in a children's home for most of his childhood. Wheatle's early books reflect on his experience in the children's home, and on making the transition to an independent life. He was awarded a prestigious MBE in 2008 for services to literature, and in 2016 won The Guardian's Children's Fiction prize for his novel Crongton Knights.