Richard George Adams (9 May 1920 – 24 December 2016) was an English author. His most famous book, Watership Down, began as a story to tell his daughters. Adams won both important British children's book awards, the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
Richard Adams reads from Watership Down
|Born||Richard George Adams|
9 May 1920
Newbury, Berkshire, England
|Died||24 December 2016 (aged 96)|
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
|Notable works||Watership Down|
|Notable awards||Carnegie Medal |
Adams was in the British Army during World War II. Later he joined the British Civil Service. Two years after Watership Down was published, Adams became a full-time author. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1975.
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