Brian Jacques

Brian Jacques writes mostly animal-fantasy and is the author of the popular Redwall series.

Titles

Redwall series

Redwall (1986)
Mossflower (1988)
Mattimeo (1989)
Mariel of Redwall (1991)
Salamandastron (1992)
Martin the Warrior (1993)
The Bellmaker (1994)
Outcast of Redwall (1995)
The Pearls of Lutra (1996)
The Long Patrol (1997)
Marlfox (1998)
The Legend of Luke (1999)
Lord Brocktree (2000)
The Taggerung (2001)
Triss (2002)
Loamhedge (2003)
Rakkety Tam (2004)
High Rhulain (2005)
Eulalia (2007)

Flying Dutchman series

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman (2001)
Angel's Command (2003)
Voyage of Slaves (2006)

Other Books

Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales (1991)
The Ribbajack & Other Curious Yarns (2004)

Biography

Born: 15 June 1939; Liverpool, England.

Brian Jacques developed an early interest in adventure stories, especially those by Daniel Defoe, Henry Rider Haggard, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Thomas Malory, Robert Michael Ballantyne, Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Grahame.

Brian Jacques finished school at fifteen, and then set out into the world to find adventure as a merchant seaman. He traveled to many locales, including New York, Valparaiso, and San Francisco. However, he tired of the lonely life of a sailor, and returned to Liverpool where he arranged a variety of jobs — working as a railway fireman, a truck driver, a bus driver, a boxer, a police constable , a postmaster, and a stand-up comic.

In the '60s, he and six others, including his two brothers, formed The Liverpool Fishermen, a folksinging group.

At the age of 10, Brian first realized he had talent for writing when his teacher wouldn't believe he hadn't copied a story he had written, and since has written plays, poetry, and music — and of course his fantasy novels. Redwall was written for the children at the Royal Wavertree School for the Blind (in Liverpool) and was shown to a publisher, unbeknownst to Brian Jacques, by one of his old Engilsh teachers.

His novels have sold over twenty million copies worldwide and are published in twenty-eight languages; he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Liverpool in 2005.

Brian Jacques retired from his weekly radio show, Jakestown, on BBC Radio in October 2006.

He has two grown sons and a dog.

Offsite Pages

Redwall Official Page

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