Biography for Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie


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Alan Bradley is the internationally bestselling author of many short stories, children's stories, newspaper columns, and the memoir The Shoebox Bible. His first Flavia de Luce novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, received the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award, the Dilys Winn Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Agatha Award, the Macavity Award, and the Barry Award, and was nominated for the Anthony Award. His other Flavia de Luce novels are The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, A Red Herring Without MustardI Am Half-Sick of ShadowsSpeaking from Among the Bones, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, andAs Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust.

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Alan Bradley has published many children's stories as well as lifestyle and arts columns in Canadian newspapers. His adult stories have been broadcast on CBC radio and published in various literary journals. He won the first Saskatchewan Writers Guild Award for Children's Literature as well as the Debut Dagger Award from the Crime Writers' Association for The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. He lives in British Columbia. Bantam Dell will publish the next in Bradley's delirious new series, The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, in 2010.

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