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Richard George Adams
Richard Adams reads from Watership Down
Born 9 May 1920 (1920-05-09) (ageĀ 99)
Newbury, Berkshire, England
Occupation Novelist
Nationality English
Notable work(s) Watership Down
Notable award(s) Carnegie Medal
Guardian Prize

Richard George Adams (born May 9, 1920) is 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.

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