Brian Jacques was born in Liverpool in 1939. He left school at age 15 and found work as a docker, a truck driver, a policeman, and a stand-up comic, all before turning his attention to writing.
He wrote his first novel, Redwall, for the children at a school for the blind in Liverpool.
Since 1986, his descriptive style of writing has captivated readers from ages 8 to 80. His books have won international awards and acclaim and have been made into a TV series.