Daren King

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Daren King
Daren king novelist.jpg
Self-portrait, June 2009
Born Laurence Daren King
[inconsistent]Hertfordshire, England, UK
Occupation Writer
Nationality British
Period 1999–present
Genre Literary novels; Children's mystery and supernatural fiction;
Literary movement New Puritans

Laurence Daren King (born 1972 in Harlow, Essex)[inconsistent] is an English novelist and children's writer.[1] His debut novel, Boxy an Star, made the shortlist for the Guardian First Book Award and the ten finalists for the Booker Prize in 1999. He won the Nestlé Children's Book Prize gold medal in the 6 to 8-year-old readers category for Mouse Notes on Toast in 2006. King has lived most of his life in London.[citation needed]

King left school with only one GCSE[clarification needed] in English and worked in computing. He went on to take an A level in English, and then studied for a BA in English Literature.[citation needed]

Published works[edit]


Adult fiction[edit]

Children's fiction[edit]

  • Mouse Noses on Toast, illustrated by David Roberts (Faber, 2006)
  • Sensible Hare and the Case of Carrots, illus. Roberts (Faber, 2007)
  • Peter the Penguin Pioneer, illus. Roberts (Quercus, 2009)[2]
  • Frightfully Friendly Ghosties, illus. Roberts (Quercus, 2010 to 2012) – series of four novellas[2][3]

Adult cartoon[edit]



  1. ^ "Daren King". Faber & Faber. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b Books by Daren King and David Roberts at WorldCat – 15 titles including six German and one Catalan language editions. Retrieved 2015-04-14.
  3. ^ "Frightfully Friendly Ghosties – Series Bibliography". ISFDB. Retrieved 2015-04-14. Select a title to see its linked publication history and general information. Select a particular edition (title) for more data at that level, such as a front cover image or linked contents.

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