Ronald Gordon King-Smith OBE, Hon. MEd, was a prolific English writer of children's books, primarily using the pen name Dick King-Smith. He is best known for The Sheep-Pig, or Babe the Gallant Pig in the US. It was adapted as the movie Babe and translations have been published in fifteen languages. He was awarded an Honorary Master of Education degree by the University of the West of England in 1999 and appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 New Year Honours.