Michael Bond

Michael Bond

January 13, 1926 – June 27, 2017

Thomas Michael Bond CBE (13 January 1926 – 27 June 2017), who wrote under the pen name Michael Bond, was a British author. He is best known for a series of fictional stories for children, featuring the character of Paddington Bear. More than 35 million Paddington books have been sold around the world, and the characters have also been featured in film and on television. His first book was published in 1958 and his last in 2017, a span of 59 years.