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Elizabeth Winthrop

Author's Bio

I am the author of over sixty works of fiction for children and adults. My books include DON'T KNOCK UNLESS YOU'RE BLEEDING, A Memoir Essay, ISLAND JUSTICE, THE CASTLE IN THE ATTIC and COUNTING ON GRACE as well as picture books for young children entitled MAIA AND THE MONSTER BABY, DUMPY LA RUE, SHOES and SQUASHED IN THE MIDDLE. I have taught at writer's conferences around the country and my novels have been nominated for over 30 state book awards. I live in New York and the Berkshires in Massachusetts.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Counting on Grace (Random House, 2007), The Red Hot Rattoons (Henry Holt, 2006), Squashed in the Middle (Holt, 2005), Dog Show (Holt, 2004), Dumpy La Rue (Henry Holt, 2001), The Battle for the Castle (Holiday House, 1993), The Castle in the Attic (Holiday House, 1985)
Anthologies:
Best American Short Stories (Houghton Mifflin, 1992)
Prizes:
* NCTE Distinguished Book for A Global Society * ALA Notable Book * Notable Trade Book in Social Studies * IRA-CBC Children's Choice Selection * Dorothy Canfield Fisher Nominee * VERMONT READS Selection

Elizabeth Winthrop Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS by Katherine Boo, SNOBS by Julian Fellowes
Favorite Books:
The Member of the Wedding Bel Canto Under A Wing
Favorite Authors:
Carson McCullers Rumer Godden David McCullough

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Listing last updated: January 7, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
English American
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Washington, DC
Raised in:
Washington, DC
Agent:
Amanda Urban

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