‘The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas’ by David Almond
‘The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas’ is the new novel for children by UEA alumnus David Almond and is published by Walker Books this week. David (pictured) was last year shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for ‘My Name is Mina’, the prequel to his bestselling first novel for children, 'Skellig', which was published in 1998 and won that year's Carnegie medal and the Whitbread children's prize. ‘My Name is Mina’ was also nominated for the 2012 UK Literacy Association Children's Book Award. David graduated from UEA with a BA in English and American Studies in 1973 and has since published seventeen other books, including his first novel for adults, ‘The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean’, which was published last year by Viking.