Mark Haddon


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September 26, 1962

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Mark Haddon is a British novelist and poet, best known for his 2003 novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. He was educated at Uppingham School and Merton College, Oxford, where he studied English.

In 2003, Haddon won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and in 2004, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Overall Best First Book for his novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, a book which is written from the perspective of a boy with Aspergers syndrome. Haddon's knowledge of Aspergers syndrome, a type of autism, comes from his work with autistic people as a young man. In an interview at Powells.com, Haddon claimed that this was the first book that he wrote intentionally for an adult audience; he was surprised when
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I did a long-form interview with Simon Akam for the podcast Always Take Notes. I am a little under-caffeinated (not a bad thing, perhaps), but it was a welcome chance to answer questions at a greater length than writers are normally given. The podcast also features interviews with, among many others, Candice Carty-Wlliams, Peter Frankopan, Hermione Lee, Nikesh Shukla and Iasn Rankin. You can fi...

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June 2012, Mark Haddon
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“I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them”
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

“Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.”
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

“Sometimes we get sad about things and we don't like to tell other people that we are sad about them. We like to keep it a secret. Or sometimes, we are sad but we really don't know why we are sad, so we say we aren't sad but we really are.”
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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