King-Smith was the pen name of Ronald Gordon King-Smith (1922–2011). He was a
prolific English writer of children’s books, best known for The Sheep Pig, or Babe: The Gallant Pig, as it was know in the United States, which won the 1984
Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and was adapted as the movie Babe. He was awarded an Honorary Master
of Education by the University of the West of England in 1999 and appointed
Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2010.