Mark Haddon was born on 26. September 1962 in Northampton, England. He is an English novelist and poet. After his graduation Haddon studied literature at the Merton Collage in Oxford. Than after his study, he started working with disabled people and with autistic individuals. He began creating illustrations and cartoons for magazines and newspapers. Haddon also wrote scripts for the BBC children’s channel.
The book ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’, which was published in the year 2003 is one of many books he wrote. Haddon specializes in children’s books, which are often self-illustrated. In 2003 he won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award for ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’. First he thought, that this book, which he wrote is for an adult audience. But later he was very surprised, because his publisher meant, that this book is for both adult and children audiences. And his publisher was right, the book is a great hit with adults and children.
Mark Haddon is a vegetarian and he really enjoys vegetarian cookery. He also enjoys canoeing, cycling and running marathons. Haddon lives with his wife Dr. Sos Eltis and their two sons in Oxford.