Richard Adams

Richard George Adams (1920 - 2016)

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Richard George Adams
Born in Wash Common, Berkshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Biography

Richard Adams served in the British Army in World War II
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Unit(s): airborne company of the Royal Army Service Corps
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Richard Adams was an English novelist. He is best known as the author of Watership Down. His other works include Shardik and The Plague Dogs.

Richard was born on 9 May 1920 in Wash Common near Newbury, Berkshire, England.[1] He was the fourth child of Evelyn George Beadon Adams, a country doctor, and Lilian Rosa Button.[2]

He attended Bradfield College in Berkshire, and studied history for two years at Worcester College, Oxford.[3][4] In 1940,[5] he joined an airborne company of the Royal Army Service Corps.[6] He served in Palestine, Europe, and the Far East.[7][8] In 1946, he returned to Oxford, and graduated in 1948.[9] He then joined the civil service, and worked in the Ministry of Housing and Local Government and in the Department of the Environment.[10]

He married Barbara Elizabeth Acland in 1949, and they had two daughters, Juliet and Rosamond.[11]

He began telling his daughters a story about rabbits, and they urged him to write it down. The book, Watership Down, was rejected seven times, but was finally accepted by Rex Collings, and was published in 1972.[12] The book won the Carnegie Medal[13] and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize[14]

He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1975.[15]

He was president of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals from 1980–1982.[16]

In 2010, he was the recipient of the inaugural Whitchurch arts award.[17]

Richard passed away at 10:00 PM on Christmas Eve 2016.[18]

Bibliography

Daniel (2006) ISBN 1-903110-37-8

Sources

  1. Richard Adams. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 28 Dec 2016. [1]
  2. Bridgman, Joan. "Richard (George) Adams." British Fantasy and Science-Fiction Writers Since 1960, edited by Darren Harris-Fain. Gale, 2002. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 261.
  3. Bridgman, Joan. "Richard (George) Adams." British Fantasy and Science-Fiction Writers Since 1960, edited by Darren Harris-Fain. Gale, 2002. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 261.
  4. Eccleshare, Julia. "Richard Adams obituary." The Guardian, 27 Dec 2016. [2]
  5. Eccleshare, Julia. "Richard Adams obituary." The Guardian, 27 Dec 2016. [3]
  6. Bridgman, Joan. "Richard (George) Adams." British Fantasy and Science-Fiction Writers Since 1960, edited by Darren Harris-Fain. Gale, 2002. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 261.
  7. Eccleshare, Julia. "Richard Adams obituary." The Guardian, 27 Dec 2016. [4]
  8. Batty, David. "Watership Down Author Richard Adams Dies Aged 96." The Guardian, 27 Dec 2016. [5]
  9. Bridgman, Joan. "Richard (George) Adams." British Fantasy and Science-Fiction Writers Since 1960, edited by Darren Harris-Fain. Gale, 2002. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 261.
  10. Eccleshare, Julia. "Richard Adams obituary." The Guardian, 27 Dec 2016. [6]
  11. Bridgman, Joan. "Richard (George) Adams." British Fantasy and Science-Fiction Writers Since 1960, edited by Darren Harris-Fain. Gale, 2002. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 261.
  12. Bridgman, Joan. "Richard (George) Adams." British Fantasy and Science-Fiction Writers Since 1960, edited by Darren Harris-Fain. Gale, 2002. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 261.
  13. The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards. Watership Down. [7]
  14. "Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Relaunched." The Guardian, 12 March 2001. [8]
  15. Eccleshare, Julia. "Richard Adams obituary." The Guardian, 27 Dec 2016. [9]
  16. Batty, David. "Watership Down Author Richard Adams Dies Aged 96." The Guardian, 27 Dec 2016. [10]
  17. Eccleshare, Julia. "Richard Adams obituary." The Guardian, 27 Dec 2016. [11]
  18. "Requiescat in Pace." 27 Dec 2016. Watership Down Enterprises. [12]
  • Richard Adams. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 28 Dec 2016. [13]
  • Bridgman, Joan. "Richard (George) Adams." British Fantasy and Science-Fiction Writers Since 1960, edited by Darren Harris-Fain. Gale, 2002. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 261.
  • Batty, David. "Watership Down Author Richard Adams Dies Aged 96." The Guardian, 27 Dec 2016. [14]
  • Eccleshare, Julia. "Richard Adams obituary." The Guardian, 27 Dec 2016. [15]
  • Flood, Alison. "Watership Down Author Richard Adams: I Just Can’t Do Humans." The Guardian, 4 Jan 2015. [16]
  • The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards. Watership Down. [17]
  • "Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Relaunched." The Guardian, 12 March 2001. [18]
  • "Requiescat in Pace." 27 Dec 2016. Watership Down Enterprises. [19]


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