Sam Youd (1922-2012) practised under the name Christopher Samuel Youd. Youd a British book writer received popularity for his science fiction genres. Some books he published included The Possessors (1964) and The Death of Grass (1956). He also received awards like Jugendliteraturpreis in 1976 and the Guardian Prize in 1971. He published The Tripods trilogy, a young-adult book series in 1988. Youd also used many other writer names, for example, Peter Graaf, William Godfrey, Hilary Ford, and others. Youd completed his educational career at Peter Symonds’ School in Winchester and served at the Royal Corps of Signals between 1941 to 1946. He received a scholarship from the Rockefeller Foundation and allowed him to advance his writing career. Youd lived in Rye, East Sussex and passed away in Bath, Somerset during 2012.
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