Martine Leavitt

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Martine Leavitt
Martine Leavitt, author--2012.jpg
Born 1953
Occupation Writer, writing teacher
Period 1990s-present
Genre Children's literature
Website
www.martineleavitt.com

Martine Leavitt is an American-Canadian author of award-winning young adult novels and a writing teacher.

Biography[edit]

Martine Leavitt was born in 1953 in Alberta, Canada.[1] She received a Bachelors of Arts degree, first class honours, from University of Calgary and a Master of Fine Arts from Vermont College.[2] She has seven children and fifteen grandchildren and lives with her husband in Alberta, Canada.[2]

Leavitt writes contemporary realism and fantasy novels, and short stories for young adults. Her books have been translated into German, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Japanese, and Korean. Keturah and Lord Death was a finalist for the National Book Award.[3] Leavitt currently teaches in the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Awards[edit]

Leavitt's books have won many awards, including winner of the 2003 Mr. Christie Award for Tom Finder, finalist for the 2006 National Book Award for Keturah and Lord Death, finalist for the 2004 Governor General's Awards for Heck Superhero, and winner of the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award for My Book of Life by Angel in 2013.

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Blue Mountain (2014)
  • My Book of Life by Angel (2012)
  • Keturah and Lord Death (2006)
  • Heck Superhero (2004)
  • Tom Finder (2003)
  • The Dollmage (2001)
  • The Taker's Key (1998)
  • Prism Moon (1993)
  • The Dragon's Tapestry (1992)

Short stories[edit]

  • "September 23, 2063" in The Horrors: Terrifying Tales (2005)[27]
  • "The King's Heir" in LDSF-3 (1987)[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mormon Literature Database – Leavitt, Martine Bates". Mormonlit.byu.edu. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Home". Canscaip. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "The National Book Foundation". Nationalbook.org. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&CONTENTID=14096&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm
  5. ^ http://www.bookcentre.ca/news/my_book_life_angel_wins_2013_cla_young_adult_book_award
  6. ^ http://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/books/view.dT/9780374351236
  7. ^ http://booklistonline.com/ProductInfo.aspx?pid=5975443&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
  8. ^ ccbc.education.wisc.edu/Choices%202013%20citations.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.quillandquire.com/blog/index.php/awards/cla-announces-2013-book-awards-winners/
  10. ^ http://events.latimes.com/bookprizes/previous-winners/year-2012/
  11. ^ http://www.hbook.com/2012/12/choosing-books/recommended-books/2012-horn-book-fanfare/
  12. ^ "Festival del Film di Roma e Pari Opportunità/3". Pariopportunita.gov.it. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Cinecittà News". News.cinecitta.com. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  14. ^ "BCCB-2007 BLUE RIBBONS". Bccb.lis.illinois.edu. January 1, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  15. ^ http://nedvizzini.com/press_sump/bta_2007.pdf
  16. ^ Martine Leavitt. "Keturah and Lord Death". namelos. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2006". Booklist Online. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  18. ^ "2006 Winners in Young Adult Fiction (Children's) – Book of the Year Awards". Botya.forewordreviews.com. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  19. ^ http://www.rpls.ws/RPLSPM/PDF/jrlibraryguild.pdf
  20. ^ "Best Books for Young Adults 2005 | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)". Ala.org. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  21. ^ a b "About Red Deer Press". Reddeerpress.com. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Governor General's Literary Awards: Children's Literature – Canadian Books & Authors". Canadianauthors.net. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  23. ^ Mason, Simon. "HECK SUPERHERO by Martine Leavitt | Kirkus Book Reviews". Kirkusreviews.com. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  24. ^ "IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association". Ibpa-online.org. April 19, 1943. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Mr. Christie's Book Award | Canadian Children's Book Centre". Bookcentre.ca. May 28, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  26. ^ "YALSA – For Members Only 2003 Best Books for Young Adults Annotated List | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)". Ala.org. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  27. ^ Peter Carver. "Fitzhenry and Whiteside – Detail". Fitzhenry.ca. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Parables Publishing | LDSF-3". Parablespub.com. January 30, 1983. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 

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