David Fickling

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David Fickling is an English children's book editor and publisher based in Oxford. Fickling runs David Fickling Books, which became an independent publishing house in July 2013. He has published books by authors including Philip Pullman, Mark Haddon, John Boyne and Linda Newbery. He began his career at the Oxford University Press, and later worked at Transworld and Scholastic, before setting up David Fickling Books in 2000, first as an imprint with Scholastic then under Random House.[1] now an imprint of Random House.

In 2004, David won the British Book Award's Editor of the Year.[2]

Fickling also runs David Fickling Comics, which publishes The Phoenix comic, a story comic for children containing no advertising and all original artwork. A reincarnation of The DFC which ceased publishing on 27 March 2009.[clarification needed]


  1. ^ "Interview with David Fickling, saviour of the great British comic". London: The Times. 10 May 2008. Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2009.
  2. ^ "David Fickling". Umbrella 2007. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2009.

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