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Andre Norton

Andre Norton  

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(1912–2005)American science fiction and fantasy author, born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her numerous books, such as Storm over Warlock (1960) and Catseye (1961), introduced young people in the 1950s and ...
Andrew Salkey

Andrew Salkey  

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(1928–95)Caribbean poet, short story writer, editor, and broadcaster; born in Colón, Panama, of Jamaican parents, and educated in Jamaica and at London University. He was active in the promotion ...
Anna Fienberg

Anna Fienberg  

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(1956–), Australian author of picture books, junior fiction, and young adult novels. She has published a number of picture books but is most renowned for her junior fiction, Wiggy and ...
Anne Fine

Anne Fine  

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(1947– )OBE, FRSL, born in Leicester, educated at the University of Warwick. The second children's laureate (2001–3), she has written over 50 books, beginning with The Summer House Loon (1978). ...
Anne Pilling

Anne Pilling  

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(1944–), British writer who was an English teacher before turning to full-time writing in 1981. Pilling coedited the Kingfisher Treasury of Bible Stories (2000) and retold two collections of creation ...
Anne Provoost

Anne Provoost  

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(1964–), Belgian author of young adult fiction. Her debut, Mijn Tante is een Grindewal (1990; English trans., My Aunt is a Pilot Whale, 1994), combines a theme of sexual abuse ...
Annette Curtis Klause

Annette Curtis Klause  

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(1953–), British-born American author of supernatural and science fiction for young adults. After college Klause worked as a librarian and wrote short stories, but she soon found herself interested ...
Arup Kumar Dutta

Arup Kumar Dutta  

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(1946–), Indian writer. She received an MA in English from Delhi University, and has written books for adults and realistic adventure fiction for young adults. Poverty, death, and physical violence ...
Barbara Ann Porte

Barbara Ann Porte  

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(1943–), American author whose children's books cross a wide spectrum of genres. A librarian by profession, Porte entered the field of children's literature with Harry's Visit (1983), the first in ...
Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran  

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(1911–), American author, equally adept at animal fiction, problem novels, and family stories for middle-grade and young adult readers. Corcoran came to children's books after working as an ...
Barbara Frischmuth

Barbara Frischmuth  

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(1941–), Austrian author of numerous children's and young adult novels, novellas, dramas, TV productions, and radio plays. Frischmuth is also a translator of Hungarian prose and drama. Her work ...
Barbara Park

Barbara Park  

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(1947–), American author of humorous fiction and picture books, respected for her ability to craft hilarious yet poignant narratives. Park began her career by writing middle-grade fiction—works such ...
Barbara Wilson

Barbara Wilson  

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(1929–), British-born children's editor who has written more than fifty picture books, young adult novels, and retellings of international folk tales and myths, including The Turtle and the Island: ...
Bart Moeyaert

Bart Moeyaert  

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(1964–), Belgian author of children's books, poet, playwright, and translator. Moeyaert started his career with Duet met valse noten (Duet with False Notes, 1983), a love story. With his poetic ...
Benno Pludra

Benno Pludra  

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(1925–), one of the most celebrated and successful East German children's writers. Pludra is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults, frequently translated and made ...
Bessie Marchant

Bessie Marchant  

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(1862–1941) married (1889) Jabez Ambrose Comfort.Born in Kent, she published more than 100 children's books set in foreign parts, especially Canada and the Americas, although there seems to be ...
Betsy James

Betsy James  

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(1948–), American writer and illustrator of more than a dozen picture books and two young adult fantasy novels, Long Night Dance (1989) and Dark Heart (1992). James has illustrated several ...
Betty Cavanna

Betty Cavanna  

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(1909–2001), American author of novels and nonfiction. Cavanna wrote coming-of-age novels for adolescent girls that were popular, though conventional and stereotypical (in Romance on Trial, 1984, the ...
Beverley Dunlop

Beverley Dunlop  

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(1935–), New Zealand author who began writing while teaching music and working as a legal secretary. Her recent stories are written for younger children, but she is better known for ...
Billi Rosen

Billi Rosen  

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(1942–), writer born in Greece, educated in Sweden, and finally settled in England. Her best-known work, a realist trilogy for young adults—Andi's War (1988), The Other Side of the Mountain ...

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