Jamie Rix

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Jamie Rix (born 1958) is an English children's author.

Biography[edit]

Jamie Rix is the son of actor and Mencap President Brian Rix, Baron Rix and actress Elspet Gray.

He originally started writing and producing comedy including Radio Active for BBC Radio 4 and, for television, Alas Smith and Jones. His first book, "Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids", was published in 1990 and won the Smarties Prize Children's Choice Award. Since then, he has written many books for many age groups, including Johnny Casanova - the Unstoppable Sex Machine for older readers, and several sequels to "Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids". This book and its sequels have now been adapted into an award-winning television animation series.

The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury, Jamie Rix's book cycle, was originally called The War Diaries of Alistair Fury, an account of an eleven-year-old boy desperate for revenge on his older brother and sister.[1] This series includes (in order): Bugs on the Brain, Dead Dad Dog, Kiss of Death, Tough Turkey, Summer Helliday Exam Fever. The series has been adapted into a successful CBBC series, which won a BAFTA in 2008.[2]

He is married to Helen and has two adult sons, Ben and Jack. The couple live in Tooting, London. His aunt is Sheila Mercier, who famously portrayed Annie Sugden in the long-running soap opera Emmerdale.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jamie Rix". Random House. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Children's Awards Winners in 2008". British Academy of Film and television Arts. Retrieved 19 March 2010.