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Richard Adams
Richard Adams reads from Watership Down
Richard Adams reads from Watership Down
Born Richard George Adams
(1920-05-09)9 May 1920
Newbury, Berkshire, England
Died 24 December 2016(2016-12-24) (aged 96)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Occupation Novelist
Nationality English
Notable works Watership Down
Notable awards Carnegie Medal
1972
Guardian Prize
1973

Richard George Adams (9 May 1920 – 24 December 2016) was an English author. His most famous book, Watership Down, began as a story to tell his daughters. Adams won both important British children's book awards, the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.

Adams was in the British Army during World War II. Later he joined the British Civil Service. Two years after Watership Down was published, Adams became a full-time author. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1975.

Adams died on 24 December 2016 at the age of 96 in Oxford, England from complications of a blood disorder.

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