Jeremy Strong (author)

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Jeremy Strong
Born Jeremy Strong
18 November 1949
New Eltham, London, England
Occupation Writer & Was Teacher
Nationality UK
Period 1978–present
Genre Children's literature
Spouse Gillie Strong
Children Daniel and Jessica (both adults) with first wife, Susan, now divorced. Two adult step-daughters with second wife Gillie. Six grandchildren, four from Dan and two from Jessica.
Website
www.jeremystrong.co.uk

Jeremy Strong (born 18 November 1949) is an English writer credited with over 100 children's books. He once worked in a bakery, putting jam into doughnuts. He also worked as caretaker, a strawberry-picker and in an office for British Rail.

Life and career[edit]

Attended Wyborne Primary School, southeast London, Haberdashers Aske's Boys' School and the University of York. After university he became a junior school teacher. At the same time he began his writing career, publishing his first book, SMITH'S TAIL, a picture story for young children in 1978. He left teaching in 1991 and has been writing full-time ever since. His humorous writing often makes use of his childhood and primary teaching experiences. His story There's A Viking In My Bed was made into a BBC children's TV series. He was won several awards including the prestigious Children's Book Award 1997 for THE HUNDRED MILE AN HOUR DOG, the Manchester Book Award for his teen novel STUFF and the Sheffield Book Award for BEWARE, KILLER TOMATOES. Jeremy often visits schools and festivals to talk to children and parents as well as speaking at conferences. He also regularly writes stories for dyslexic children, published by the specialist publisher, Barrington Stoke. Jeremy lives near Bath in England, with his wife Gillie, two cats and four hens.

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