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Gerald Hausman

Author's Bio

Gerald Hausman is a folklorist as well as a poet and has won more than 30 awards and honors from the American Folklore Society to the Bank Street College of Education. He has read his work at Harvard and on NPR and the History Channel. Two films have been made from his writings.

Publications and Prizes

Island Dreams (Longhouse, 2015), Rastafarian Children of Solomon (Simon & Schuster, 2013), Time Swimmer (Macmillan Caribbean, 2009), Mind with Wings (Shambhala, 2006), Napoleon & Josephine (Scholastic, 2006), The Healing Horse (Houghton Mifflin, 2006), Horses of Myth (Dutton, 2005), Castaways (Green Willow Books, 2003), Escape From Botany Bay (Scholastic, 2003), The Jacob Ladder (Scholastic, 2003), The Mythology of Horses (Random House, 2003), Cats of Myth (Simon & Schuster, 2000), Tom Cringle (Simon & Schuster, 2000), Doctor Bird (Philomel, 1998), The Mythology of Dogs (St. Martin's Press, 1998), The Story of Blue Elk (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin, 1998), The Kebra Nagast (St. Martin's Press, 1997), Eagle Boy (Harper Collins, 1996), Night Flight (Philomel, 1996), Coyote Walks on Two Legs (Philomel, 1995), Doctor Moledinky's Castle (Simon & Schuster, 1995), How Chipmunk Got Tiny Feet (Harper Collins, 1995), Duppy Talk (Simon & Schuster, 1994), Prayer to the Great Mystery (St. Martin's Press, 1994), Turtle Island ABC (Harper Collins, 1994), Wilderness (Tor Books, 1994), The Gift of the Gila Monster (Simon & Schuster, 1993), Tunkashila (St. Martin's Griffin, 1993), Turtle Island Alphabet (St. Martin's Press, 1992), Meditations with the Navajo (Simon & Schuster, 1989), Meditations with Animals (Simon & Schuster, 1986), Night Herding Song (Copper Canyon Press, 1979), Sitting on the Blue-Eyed Bear (Lawrence Hill Books, 1975)
Best Shorts (Houghton Mifflin, 2006), A World of Writing (Longman Press, 2005), The Mythology of Horses (Random House, 2003), Lord of the Fantastic (Avon, 1998), the Mythology of Cats (St. Martin's Press, 1998), The Gift of Tongues (Copper Canyon Press, 1996), Warriors of Blood and Dream (Avon Books, 1995), Tales From the Great Turtle (Tor Books, 1994)
Children's Protective Services Award,Aesop Accolade, Jamaican Ministry of Education, CCBC Award, American Bookseller Best Book, New York Public Library Best Book for Teens, NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book, Parents Choice Silver Medal, Midwest Book Award, USA Today Book Award.

Gerald Hausman Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Overtime by Philip Whalen, Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice, Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman, Independent People by Halldor Laxness, Stone Hut by Bob Arnold
Favorite Books:
The Bat Poet, The Sun Also Rises, Cross Creek, Treasure Island, House Made of Dawn, As I walked Out One Midsummer Morning, Big Sur
Favorite Authors:
Philip Whalen, Bob Arnold, Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, David Kherdian,Flannery O'Connor, Jane Lindskold, Anne Rice, William Saroyan, Aram Saroyan, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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Listing last updated: July 25, 2016

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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Born in:
Baltimore, MD
Raised in:
Berkeley Heights, NJ
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