Anne Fine, OBE FRSL is best known for her children's books, of which she has written more than 50. She also writes for adults. She was appointed the second Children's Laureate, in succession to Quentin Blake, holding the position from 2001 to 2003.
She was born in Leicester and graduated in politics from the University of Warwick. She currently lives in County Durham. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded an OBE in 2003. She was married to the philosopher Kit Fine.
Her books for older children include the award winning The Tulip Touch and Goggle-Eyes, which was adapted for television by writer Deborah Moggach for the BBC. Twentieth Century Fox filmed her satirical novel Madame Doubtfire as Mrs. Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams. Her books for younger children include Bill's New Frock and How to Write Really Badly. Her work has been translated into 27 languages.
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