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Brian Conaghan


Born
in Coatbridge, Scotland, The United Kingdom
October 06, 1971

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Brian Conaghan lives and works in the Scottish town of Coatbridge. He has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow, and worked as a teacher for many years. His novel When Mr Dog Bites was shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal. The Bombs That Brought Us Together won the 2016 Costa Children’s Book Award, The Weight of a Thousand Feathers won the 2018 Irish Book Award for Teen/YA Book of the Year, and We Come Apart, a verse novel co-authored with Carnegie Medal-winner Sarah Crossan, won the 2018 UKLA Book Award. Cardboard Cowboys, Brian’s first middle-grade novel, published in 2021 and is full of his trademark heart, humour and crackling dialogue. Swimming on the Moon is his second middle-grade novel. @Con ...more

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Happy to say that the paperback edition of my novel When Mr Dog Bites will be out on Thursday September 4th in the Uk. The cover is rather nice too.
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Published on September 02, 2014 08:17
Average rating: 3.6 · 7,866 ratings · 1,422 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
We Come Apart

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When Mr. Dog Bites

3.50 avg rating — 2,203 ratings — published 2012 — 26 editions
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The Weight of a Thousand Fe...

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The M Word

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Cardboard Cowboys

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The Boy Who Made it Rain

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Swimming on the Moon

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M Word

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Love 100

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011 — 2 editions
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“It seems her kiss
sprinkle the magic
diamond dust
on my fear
and
my panic.”
Brian Conaghan, We Come Apart

“Everything’s always ending. But everything’s always beginning, too.”
Brian Conaghan, The Weight of a Thousand Feathers
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“We come together.

Now

we come apart.”
Brian Conaghan, We Come Apart

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