Despite having two degrees in Fine Art, and majoring in Sculpture, Robert Westall spent his working life teaching art in secondary schools, and writing only in his spare time. However, on retiring at the age of 55 he then devoted himself entirely to his writing, dying at the early age of 63 in 1993.
Click here to see a timeline of Robert Westall's life
Click here to see a list of Robert Westall's Literary Awards
Click here to read Robert Westall's obituary in the Times
Click here to read Robert Westall's obituary in the Guardian