William Fiennes

William Fiennes

(OD 1983)
Author

William Fiennes attended the Dragon between 1978 and 1983, then Eton, before studying at Oxford University. He is the bestselling author of ‘The Snow Geese’ and ‘The Music Room’.

He was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year in 2003 and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009.

William Fiennes is co-founder of the charity First Story, which supports creativity and literacy in schools serving low-income communities across England, and which currently runs writer-in-residence programmes in 70 schools. He is founder of the UK’s National Writing Day, an annual campaign to promote and celebrate writing in schools and communities.

He is an Honorary Vice-President of Epilepsy Action and an Ambassador for The Woodland Trust.

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