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Norma Fox Mazer (1931–2009)

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Norma Fox Mazer was born in New York City on May 15, 1931. She studied at Antioch College and at Syracuse University. She contributed first-person articles to pulp magazines like True Confessions and True Story. Her first juvenile novel, I, Trissy, was published in 1971. She wrote more than 30 visa mer books during her lifetime including Dear Bill, Remember Me?, Summer Girls, Love Boys, and Other Short Stories, Silver, Out of Control, A Figure of Speech, and Good Night, Maman. She won numerous awards including a Newbery Honor in 1988 for After the Rain, an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1982 for Taking Terri Mueller, a Christopher Award, and an ALAN Award. From 1997 to 2006, she taught writing at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She died of brain cancer on October 17, 2009 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


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The Missing Girl (2008) 383 exemplar
Good Night, Maman (1999) 373 exemplar
When She Was Good (1997) 272 exemplar
Silver (1988) 259 exemplar
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Girlhearts (2001) 138 exemplar
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Out of Control (1993) 80 exemplar
Missing Pieces (1995) 73 exemplar
Min vän Emily (1987) 64 exemplar
What I Believe (2005) 59 exemplar
Ami & Mia (1986) 58 exemplar
Downtown (1984) 57 exemplar
When We First Met (1982) 54 exemplar
Dear Bill, Remember Me (1983) 50 exemplar
I, Trissy (1971) 50 exemplar
Heartbeat (1989) 47 exemplar
The Solid Gold Kid (1977) 46 exemplar
Supergirl (1984) 43 exemplar
Up in Seth's Room (1979) 42 exemplar
Syskonkärlek (1986) 38 exemplar
Bright Days, Stupid Nights (1992) 35 exemplar
A Figure of Speech (1973) 28 exemplar
C, My Name is Cal (1990) 25 exemplar
E, My Name is Emily (1991) 25 exemplar
Waltzing on Water (1989) 22 exemplar
D, My Name is Danita (1991) 17 exemplar
Someone to Love (1983) 16 exemplar
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Allmänna fakta

Vedertaget namn
Mazer, Norma Fox
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Mazer, Norma Diane Fox
Andra namn
Fox, Norma Diane (birth name)
New York, New York, USA
Montpelier, Vermont, USA
Glens Falls, New York, USA
Montpelier, Vermont, USA
Jamesville, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
Antioch College
Syracuse University
pulp fiction writer
young adult writer
creative writing teacher
Mazer, Harry (husband)
Mazer, Anne (daughter)
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Author's Guild
Kort biografi
Norma Fox grew up in Glens Falls, New York, surrounded by her mother’s extended family of Russian-Jewish immigrants. She decided to become a writer by age 12 or 13. She attended Antioch College briefly, but dropped out to get married in 1950 to Harry Mazer, with whom she had four children. Norma Fox Mazer began her literary career as a young mother. She and her husband wrote stories that were published in True Confessions, True Story, and other pulp fiction magazines. Within a few years, they started writing young adult novels, some of them together. Norma Fox Maser was one of the pioneering writers -- along with Judy Blume, Norma Klein, and a few others -- who defined the field of young adult literature in the 1970s. Her novels featured appealing young characters facing difficult situations, such as family separation and death. She wrote a total of 33 books and won many awards, among them a Newbery Medal, the Christopher Award, two Lewis Carroll Shelf Awards, an Edgar, and a National Book Award nomination. In 1997, Norma Fox Mazer joined the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, teaching writing for young adults and children in the MFA program. She also served as faculty chair. She also taught at the National Book Foundation summer writing camp. Norma and Harry lived for many years in upstate New York, commuting between Jamesville and New York City. She spent the final years of her life in Montpelier, Vermont.




En flicka berättar om sin uppväxt med sin dödssjuka mamma, den nersupne pappan och en syster som är aggressiv och väldigt utåtagerande. De bor i en husvagn, de är fattiga och utstötta. Trots det kämpar flickan för att göra allt gott.

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A girl tells about her childhood with her terminally ill mother, the alcoholic father and her very aggressive sister. They live in a trailer, they are poor and outcast. Despite everything that’s bad around her, the girl struggles to make everything well.
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