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Alex Shearer (born 25 June 1949) is a British novelist and scriptwriter. He was born in Wick, in the north of Scotland. Alex Shearer sold his first TV script at the age of 29, after a varied career of some 30 odd – some very odd – jobs.
He wrote for television, film, theatre, and radio (including plays and short stories for BBC Radio 4) for 14 years, and then devoted himself to becoming a novelist.
His 2003 novel The Speed of the Dark was shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. The Greatest Store in the World was adapted into a television film by the BBC. His novel Bootleg was adapted for a television series by the BBC and later adapted into manga and anime under its Japanese title Chocolate Underground.
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