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Born (1982-02-14) February 14, 1982 (age 37)
San Francisco, CA
OccupationAuthor
NationalityAmerican
Alma materColumbia University
Bank Street College of Education
Period2011–present
GenreChildren's literature
Notable worksA Tale Dark and Grimm, In A Glass Grimmly, The Grimm Conclusion, The Inquisitor's Tale
Spouse
Lauren Mancia (m. 2011)

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Website
adamgidwitz.com

Adam Gidwitz (born February 14, 1982) is the author of the best selling children's books A Tale Dark and Grimm (2010), In a Glass Grimmly (2012), and The Grimm Conclusion (2013), all published by Puffin Books. He received a 2017 Newbery Honor for The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog (2016).[1]

Early life[edit]

He was born in San Francisco in 1982 but grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.[2][3] He attended Columbia University, where he majored in English literature and spent his junior year abroad in the university's Oxford/Cambridge Scholars program. After college he became a teacher at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn. He credits a stint as a substitute librarian as the inspiration for writing The Grimm Trilogy.[4] He now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, writing full-time.

Awards and Recognitions[edit]

A Tale Dark and Grimm was named a New York Times Editor's Choice,[5] A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year (2010),[6] a School Library Journal Best Children's Book of the Year (2010),[7] and a 2010 ALA Notable Book.[8] A live action movie based on the book is planned, to be directed by Henry Selick.[9]

The Inquisitor's Tale Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog was awarded a Newbery Honor on January 23, 2017.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • A Tale Dark and Grimm. New York: Dutton Penguin, 2010.
  • In a Glass Grimmly. New York: Dutton Penguin, 2012.
  • The Grimm Conclusion. New York: Dutton Penguin, 2013.
  • The Empire Strikes Back - So You Want to Be a Jedi. Los Angeles, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 2015.
  • The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog. New York: Dutton Penguin, 2016.
  • The Creature of the Pines (The Unicorn Rescue Society, #1). Illustrated by Hatem Aly. New York: Dutton Penguin, 2018.
  • The Basque Dragon (The Unicorn Rescue Society, #2). Co-authored by Jesse Casey. Illustrated by Hatem Aly. New York: Dutton Penguin, 2018.
  • Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot (The Unicorn Rescue Society, #3). Co-authored by Joseph Bruchac. Illustrated by Hatem Aly. New York: Dutton Penguin, 2018.
  • The Chupacabras of the Rio Grande (The Unicorn Rescue Society, #4). Co-authored by David Bowles. Illustrated by Hatem Aly. New York: Dutton Penguin, 2019. (Forthcoming.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LSCHULTE (2017-12-21). "2017 Newbery Medal and Honor Books". Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Retrieved 2018-12-24.
  2. ^ Gidwitz, Adam. "About Adam Gidwitz". Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Amazon.com: Adam Gidwitz: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle". Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Adam Gidwitz '04 Reinvents the Brothers Grimm". Columbia College Today. Columbia University. March 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  5. ^ The New York Times, Editor's Choice, [1], accessed January 30, 2011
  6. ^ Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year [2], accessed January 30, 2011
  7. ^ School Library Journal Best Children's Books of the Year, [3], accessed January 30, 2011
  8. ^ American Library Association Notable Book List "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2011-01-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), accessed January 30, 2011
  9. ^ Toronto: FilmNation In Deal For ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm’

External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • The New York Times, "When Stories Had Sharp Teeth" [4]
  • American Library Association Notable Book List [5]