Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written fifteen books for children and won two BAFTAs. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, was published simultaneously by Jonathan Cape and David Fickling in 2003. It won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award and has also been adapted for the stage. His poetry collection,The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published by Picador in 2005, and The Red House, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2012. His debut collection of short stories, published in 2016 to much acclaim, is called The Pier Falls. He lives in Oxford.