William Horwood (novelist)

William Horwood (novelist)

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name = William Horwood
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birthplace = Oxford, Oxfordshire
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occupation = Novelist
nationality = English
period = 1980 - Present
genre = Fantasy, Children's Literature, Fiction
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William Horwood (born May 12, 1944) in Oxford is an English novelist. His first novel, "Duncton Wood", an allegorical tale about a community of moles, was published in 1980. It was followed by two sequels, forming "The Duncton Chronicles", and also a second trilogy, "The Book of Silence". William Horwood has also written two stand-alone novels intertwining the lives of humans and of eagles ("The Stonor Eagles" and "Callanish"), and The Wolves of Time duology. "Skallagrigg," his 1987 novel about disability, love, and trust, was made into a BBC film in 1994. In addition, he has written a number of sequels to "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame.

"Boy with No Shoes," published in August 2004, is a fictionalised memoir that explores challenging themes of childhood in Kent.

Bibliography


= The Duncton Chronicles =

# "Duncton Wood" (1980)
# "Duncton Quest" (1988)
# "Duncton Found" (1989)


= The Book of Silence =

# "Duncton Tales" (1991)
# "Duncton Rising" (1993)
# "Duncton Stone" (1993)

The Wolves of Time

# "Journeys to the Heartland" (Hardcover 1995, Paperback 1996)
# "Seekers at the Wulfrock" (Hardcover 1997, Paperback 1998)

Tales of the Willows

* "The Willows in Winter" (Hardcover 1993)
* "Toad Triumphant" (Hardcover 1995)
* "The Willows and Beyond" (Hardcover 1996)
* "The Willows at Christmas" (Hardcover 1999)

Standalone Novels

* "The Stonor Eagles" (Hardcover 1982, Paperback 1983)
* "Callanish" (Hardcover 1984, Paperback 1985)
* "Skallagrigg" (Hardcover 1987, Paperback 1988)
* "The Boy With No Shoes" (Hardcover 2004, Paperback 2005)
* "Dark Hearts of Chicago" (2007) with Helen Rappaport

External links

* [http://www.williamhorwood.net/ WilliamHorwood.net - Links Related to William Horwood's Books]
* [http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/authors/interview.aspx?aid=2747&id=255 Interview with William Horwood regarding "The Willows at Christmas"] from [http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/ Harper Collins Publishers]
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* [http://www.darkheartsofchicago.com Dark Hearts of Chicago website]


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