Gary Blackwood (author)

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Gary Blackwood
Born (1945-10-23) 23 October 1945 (age 69)
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Genre Children's fiction, historical fiction, science fiction
Notable works The Shakespeare Stealer

Gary Blackwood, born on October 23, 1945 in Meadville, Pennsylvania,[1] is an American author who has written many popular fiction and nonfiction books for young readers including The Shakespeare Stealer, Shakespeare's Scribe, and Shakespeare's Spy.[2] He sold his first story when he was nineteen.[3]

Works[edit]

  • The Lion and the Unicorn (1983)
  • Wild Timothy (1987)
  • The Dying Sun (1989)
  • Beyond the Door (1991)
  • Time Masters (1995)
  • The Shakespeare Stealer (1998)
  • Moonshine (1999)
  • Shakespeare's Scribe (2000)
  • The Year of the Hangman (2002)
  • Shakespeare's Spy (2003)
  • Second Sight (2005)
  • The Great Race: The Amazing Round-the-World Auto Race of 1908 (2008)
  • Mysterious Messages: A History of Codes and Ciphers (October 2009)
  • Around the World in 100 Days (November 2010)

Awards[edit]

  • 1990 Friends of American Writers Best Young Adult Novel for The Dying Sun[4]
  • Ozark Creative Writers Conference 1st prize for Attack of the Mushroom People
  • Missouri Scriptworks 1st prize for Dark Horse
  • 1999 ALA Best Book for Young Adults for The Shakespeare Stealer[5]
  • 2010 Smithsonian's Notable Books for Children for Around the World in 100 Days [6]
  • 2010 Best Books for Teens by Kirkus Book Reviews [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gary L. Blackwood (1945–) Biography - Personal, Career, Honors Awards, Writings, Sidelights". Brief Biographies. Net Industries. Retrieved 2012-07-18. 
  2. ^ Pinsent, P. "'Not For An Age But For All Time': The Depiction of Shakespeare In a Selection of Children's Fiction". New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship, 2004.
  3. ^ "About Gary Blackwood". Penguin Group USA. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Friends of American Writers Chicago Juvenile Literature Awards". Friends of American Writers Chicago. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  5. ^ "1999 ALA Best Books for Young Adults". American Library Association. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  6. ^ "Smithsonian's 2010 Notable Books for Children". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  7. ^ "2010 Best Books for Teens: The Complete List". Kirkus Book Reviews. Retrieved 2011-03-12.