Pete Hautman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Peter Murray Hautman (born September 29, 1952) is an American author of novels for young adults. One of them, Godless, won the 2004 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. The National Book Foundation summary is, "A teenage boy decides to invent a new religion with a new god - the town's water tower."[1]

Under the name Peter Murray, Hautman has written more than 50 short books for the schools market beginning in 1992 with the titles Beavers, Black widows, Dogs, Rhinos, Snakes, and Spiders.

Biography[edit]

Hautman was born in Berkeley, California and moved to St. Louis Park, Minnesota at the age of five. He graduated from St. Louis Park High School and attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the University of Minnesota during the next seven years without receiving a degree from either institution. After working at several jobs for which he calls himself "ill-suited", Hautman's first novel, Drawing Dead, was published in 1993.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Books[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Drawing Dead (1993)
  • Short Money (1995)
  • The Mortal Nuts (1996)
  • Ring Game (1997)
  • Mrs. Million (1999)
  • Rag Man (2001)
  • Doohickey (2002)
  • The Prop (2006)

Co-author with Mary Logue[edit]

"The Bloodwater Mysteries"

  • Snatched (2006)
  • Skullduggery (2007)
  • Doppelganger (2008)

Young-adult books[edit]

  • Mr. Was (1996)
  • No Limit (1998)(Stone Cold)
  • Hole in the Sky (2000)
  • Sweetblood (2003)
  • Godless (2004) — winner, National Book Award[1]
  • No Limit (2005)
  • Invisible (2005)
  • All-In (2007)
  • Full House (2007)
  • Rash (2006)
  • How to Steal a Car (2009)
  • Blank Confession (2010)
  • The Big Crunch (2011)
  • What Boys Really Want (2012)
  • The Obsidian Blade: The Klaatu Diskos Book One (2012)
  • The Cydonian Pyramid: The Klaatu Diskos Book Two (2013)
  • The Klaatu Terminus: The Klaatu Diskos Book Three (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Book Awards – 2004". National Book Foundation (NBF). Retrieved 2012-01-26.
  2. ^ Hautman, Pete. "Bio". 
  3. ^ "2004 National Book Award Winner: Young People's Literature". NBF. Retrieved 2013-11-22.

External links[edit]