Robert Swindell was born in Bradford in 1939. After leaving school at 15 and working on the local paper he joined the Royal Air Force before moving onto a teaching career which he maintained whilst writing up until 1980 when he decided to commit to writing full time. He has won many awards for his novels including the Children's Book Award for Brother in the Land (1984) and Room 13 (1990) and the Carnige Medal for Stone Cold (1993). He continues to write and publish his work today.
Room 13 is available to buy online from Amazon, here: