Gary D. Schmidt

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For the Wisconsin politician, see Gary J. Schmidt.
Gary D. Schmidt
Gary D. Schmidt.jpg
Born 1957
Hicksville, NY[1]
Occupation Professor, Author
Genre Author
Subject Fiction
Notable works
Notable awards

Gary D. Schmidt (born 1957) is an American children's writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels, including two Newbery Honor books and one Printz Honor award. A Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor was awarded to the book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor was awarded to The Wednesday Wars.[2] He is a Professor of English at Calvin College, which is in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The American Library Association awarded Mr. Schmidt a Newbery Honor in 2005 for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and again in 2008 for The Wednesday Wars.[3]

Published works[edit]

  • The Sin Eater (Dutton Publishers; New York; 1996)
  • William Bradford: Plymouth's Faithful Pilgrim (Eerdmans Publishing Company; Grand Rapids; 1999)
  • Anson's Way (Clarion Books; New York; 1999)
  • Ciaran: The Tale of a Saint of Ireland (Eerdmans Publishing Company; Grand Rapids, MI; 2000)
  • Mara's Stories (Henry Holt; New York; 2001)
  • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (New York; Clarion Books; 2004)
  • In God's Hands (Jewish Lights Publications; Woodstock, Vermont; 2005)
  • First Boy (Henry Holt; New York; 2005)
  • The Wednesday Wars (Clarion Books; New York; 2007)
  • Trouble (Clarion Books; New York; 2008)
  • Okay for Now (Clarion Books; New York; 2011)
  • What Came from the Stars (Clarion Books; New York; 2012)


  1. ^ Something About the Author Volume 193, p. 169
  2. ^ "Gary Schmidt". Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present". American Library Association. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 

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