Peter Dickinson, born in
1927, has written more than fifty novels for
adults and young readers; and has won both
the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread
Children's Award twice.
He is a tall, elderly, bony, beaky, wrinkled sort of fellow, with a lot of untidy gray hair and a weird hooting voice in fact he looks and sounds a bit like Gandalfs crazy twin, but he's only rather absent-minded, probably because hes thinking about something else. Day-dreaming, mostly.