Andrew Norriss

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Andrew Norriss

Andrew Norriss is a British children's author and a writer for television .

Background[edit]

Andrew Norriss was born in 1947, was educated at St John's School, Leatherhead followed by University at Trinity College Dublin 1966-70.[1] After teaching at Stroud School, Romsey he trained for his PGCE at University of Winchester 1973-4 and then taught History at Peter Symonds College, Winchester 1974-1985. Whilst teaching he started writing television sitcoms and children's comedy dramas with Richard Fegen. He now lives in Hampshire with his wife and two children and writes children's books.

Writing[edit]

Andrew Norriss won The Whitbread Children's Book Award (1997) for his children's book Aquila,[2] which he wrote both as a book and as the Aquila (TV series) for the BBC. He also adapted his books Bernard's Watch and Matt's Million for ITV, as well as creating and co-writing the successful sit-com The Brittas Empire.[3] He now writes children's books and loves giving talks in schools and libraries around the country for children and teachers, about books and writing. His latest books are I Don't Believe It, Archie! and Archie's Unbelievably Freaky Week published by David Fickling Books in 2011/2.

Children's books[edit]

  • Aquila (1997)
  • Aquila 2 (2010)
  • Bernard's Watch (1999)
  • Ctrl-Z (2009)
  • I Don't Believe It, Archie! (2011)
  • Archie's Unbelievably Freaky Week (2012)
  • Matt's Million (1995)
  • The Portal (2007)
  • The Touchstone (2004)
  • The Unluckiest Boy in the World (2006)
  • Woof! A Twist in the Tale (1992)
  • Woof! The Tales Gets Longer (1991)
  • Woof! The Tale Wags On (1989)

Adult television[edit]

Children's television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrew Norriss". Penguin Books. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Costa Book Awards". Costa Coffee. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Andrew Norriss". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 

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