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I read all the time so it's difficult to say who my all-time favourites are. One is George Orwell, because he makes political writing so simple a child could understand it.

Melvin Burgess

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For the 10th anniversary in 2007 it was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works selected by a panel to compose the ballot for a public election of the all-time favourite. Melvin Burgess (born 25 April 1954 in Brighton Sussex South England) is a British author of children's fiction. In the U.

Burgess again courted predictable controversy in 2003 with the publication of Doing It which dealt with underage sex. At least in Britain Junk became one of the best-known young adult books of the decade. It was highly commended by the librarians for the Carnegie Medal which Gillian Cross won for Wolf.

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