Laurie Halsen Anderson

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Laurie Halsen Anderson

LaurieHalse Anderson

Born October 23, 1961 Lived in Upper New York near the Canadian border.Studied Language and Linguistics at Georgetown UniversityWorked as a Journalist

Written 22 children's books and 10 young adult books.Co-authored a book about parenting shy children.First young adult novel, Speak, was written in 1999.New book, The Impossible Knife of Memory came out January 7, 2014

ALA Margaret E Edwards AwardGolden Kite AwardEdgar Allen Poe AwardLos Angeles Times Book Prize

ALA Best Book for Young AdultsJunior Library Guild Selection

National Book Award FinalistScott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

“I survive the process of emotional immersion by remembering the kids who write to me, reminding myself how much more difficult it is for the teen readers who are struggling with these issues in real life. At least I have the option of walking away from a story. They do not."

Has 4 children whose experiences influence her writing.


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