Elizabeth Winthrop

Fiction Writer

New York, NY 10024-1123

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, IN MY MOTHER'S HOUSE, THE CASTLE IN THE ATTIC and COUNTING ON GRACE as well as picture books for young children including among many others, 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 for children have been nominated for over 30 state book awards. My current memoir, NO POINT FUSSING, My Mother's Life and Mine is under consideration by a number of publishers. I live in New York and the Berkshires in Massachusetts.

Publications & Prizes

Best American Short Stories (Houghton Mifflin, 1992)
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)
Prizes won: 

* 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 * BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES Selection, 1994

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Sarah Waters Kate Atkinson Marilynne Robinson Carson McCullers
What I'm reading now: 
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens, WINSTON CHURCHILL, Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts

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English American
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Born in: 
Washington, DC
District Of Columbia
Raised in: 
Washington, DC
District Of Columbia
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Last update: May 09, 2019