Christopher Vere Awdry is an English author. He is known for his contributions to The Railway Series of books featuring Thomas the Tank Engine, which was started by his father, Wilbert Awdry . He has also produced children's books based on a number of other railways, as well as non-fiction articles and books on heritage railways. He was born at Devizes, the family moving to Kings Norton, Birmingham when he was aged 5 months. Awdry was educated at Worksop College, a public school in North Nottinghamshire.
Christopher Vere Awdry
2 July 1940
|Thomas the Tank Engine|
|Parent(s)||Wilbert Awdry (1911–1997) |
Margaret Wale (1912–1989)
|Relatives||Hilary Fortnam (sister)|
Veronica Chambers (sister)
In 1983, he took over his father's best-selling Railway Series of children's novels, which included Thomas the Tank Engine. He's also the author of several other railway-related works, including The Nene Valley Railway and Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies, both nonfiction.
He married a woman named Helen and has a son named Richard.
His childhood experience with measles sparked the invention of The Railway Series, which began as a narrative recounted to him by his father to keep him company while he was sick.
The Railway Series went 11 years without a new book until 2007, when Awdry was commissioned to write Thomas and Victoria, the 41st book in the series.
His father, Wilbert Awdry, is the creator of the Railway Series.
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● Christopher Awdry was born on July 2, 1940 (age 81) in England ● He is a celebrity author
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