Adam Gidwitz

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Born (1982-02-14) February 14, 1982 (age 35)
San Francisco, CA
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Alma mater Columbia University
Bank Street College of Education
Period 2011–present
Genre Children's literature
Notable works A Tale Dark and Grimm, In A Glass Grimmly, The Grimm Conclusion, The Inquisitor's Tale
Spouse Lauren Mancia (m. 2011)

Adam Gidwitz (born February 14, 1982) is the author of the best selling children's books A Tale Dark and Grimm (2010), In a Glass Grimmly (2012), and The Grimm Conclusion (2012), all published by Dutton Penguin. He received a Newbery Honor for The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog (2016).

Early life[edit]

He was born in San Francisco in 1982 but grew up in Baltimore, Maryland.[1][2] He attended Columbia University where he majored in English Literature and spent his junior year abroad in the University's Oxford/Cambridge Scholars program. After college he became a teacher at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn. He credits a stint as a substitute librarian as the inspiration for writing The Grimm Trilogy.[3] He now lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, writing full-time.


A Tale Dark and Grimm was named a New York Times Editor's Choice,[4] A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year (2010),[5] a School Library Journal Best Children's Book of the Year (2010),[6] and a 2010 ALA Notable Book.[7] A live action movie based on the book is planned, to be directed by Henry Selick.[8]


  1. ^ Gidwitz, Adam. "About Adam Gidwitz". Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  2. ^ " Adam Gidwitz: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle". Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Adam Gidwitz '04 Reinvents the Brothers Grimm". Columbia College Today. Columbia University. March 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  4. ^ The New York Times, Editor's Choice, [1], accessed January 30, 2011
  5. ^ Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year [2], accessed January 30, 2011
  6. ^ School Library Journal Best Children's Books of the Year, [3], accessed January 30, 2011
  7. ^ American Library Association Notable Book List "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2011-01-31. , accessed January 30, 2011
  8. ^ Toronto: FilmNation In Deal For ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm’

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