Walter Mare

Walter Mare

April 25, 1873 – June 22, 1956
Place of Birth: Charlton, Kent, England, UK
Place of Death: Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK

Walter John de la Mare (ˈdɛləˌmɛər; 25 April 1873 – 22 June 1956) was a British poet, short story writer and novelist. He is probably best remembered for his works for children, for his poem "The Listeners", and for a highly acclaimed selection of subtle psychological horror stories, amongst them "Seaton's Aunt" and "All Hallows".
His 1921 novel Memoirs of a Midget won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, and his post-war Collected Stories for Children won the 1947 Carnegie Medal for British children's books.