Adele Griffin

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Adele Griffin at the 2014 Texas Book Festival.

Adele Griffin (born July 29, 1970) is a young adult fiction author, writing numerous novels for young adults, most recently The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone, as well as the Vampire Island and Witch Twins series. Her novels Sons of Liberty and Where I Want to Be were both National Book Award finalists.

Career[edit]

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone is a documentary-style biography of a brilliant and destructive New York Street artist Addison Stone, now deceased. Presented as an oral history, the novel is illustrated with photos, illustrations, newspaper and magazine clippings, as well as reproductions of the artist's work

All You Never Wanted is the story of a sibling rivalry between Alex, an attractive, popular girl, and her younger sister, Thea, who embarks on a campaign to usurp Alex's status.

Tighter is a retelling of Henry James' classic Turn of the Screw

Personal life[edit]

Adele Griffin was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She lives with her husband, their two young children, and their dog, Edith, in Brooklyn, New York.

Awards and accolades[edit]

  • 2014 The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone Booklist 100 Best YA Mysteries of the Past 10 Years,[1] YALSA 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults,[2] Booklist Top Ten Arts Books for Youth,[3] Amazon Best Books 2014: Teen & Young Adult,[4] School Library Journal Best Book 2014,[5] Romantic Times Finalist for Book of the Year[6]
  • 2013 Loud Awake & Lost Booklist Editor's Choice,[7] YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults[8]
  • 2012 All You Never Wanted
  • 2011 Tighter: Kirkus Best Book[9]
  • 2005 Where I Want to Be: National Book Award finalist, Kirkus Best Book, ALA Best Book
  • 2002 Amandine: Publishers Weekly Best Book, ALA Best Book
  • 2001 Hannah Divided: Booklist Editor’s Choice[10]
  • 1998 The Other Shepards: SLJ Best Book, ALA Notable Book and ALA Best Book, Publishers Weekly Best Book
  • 1997 Sons of Liberty: National Book Award Finalist,[11] ALA Best Book[12]

Works[edit]

  • Be True to Me (2017)
  • The Oodlethunks Series (2016-)
  • The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone (2014)
  • Loud Awake and Lost (2013)
  • All You Never Wanted (2012)
  • Tighter (2011)
  • The Julian Game (2010)
  • Picture the Dead (2010)
  • V Is for Vampire (2009)
  • The Knaveheart’s Curse (2008)
  • Vampire Island (2007)
  • My Almost Epic Summer (2006)
  • Where I Want to Be (2005)
  • Overnight (2004)
  • Hannah, Divided (2003)
  • Dive (2002)
  • Amandine (2000)
  • Witch Twins series (1999-2001)
  • The Other Shepards (1998)
  • Sons of Liberty (1997)
  • Split Just Right (1996)
  • Rainy Season (1996)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bertz, Monica (20 May 2015) http://www.booklistreader.com/2015/05/20/mystery-fiction/the-100-best-childrens-and-ya-mysteries-of-the-past-10-years/ The Booklist Reader. Retrieved on May 5, 2016
  2. ^ http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2015-best-fiction-young-adults www.ala.org. Young Adult Library Services Association. Retrieved on May 5, 2016
  3. ^ Cooper, Ilene (1 November 2014) (http://www.booklistonline.com/ProductInfo.aspx?pid=7114818&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 Booklist Online. Retrieved on May 5, 2016
  4. ^ http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=sr_aj?node=10293516011&ajr=0 Amazon.com. Retrieved on May 5, 2016
  5. ^ http://www.slj.com/2014/11/reviews/best-books-feature/best-books-2014-young-adult/ School Library Journal (2014) Retrieved on May 5, 2016
  6. ^ http://www.rtbookreviews.com/award/2014/young-adult-contemporary-novel Romantic Times Book Reviews (2014). Retrieved on May 5, 2016
  7. ^ http://www.booklistonline.com/Loud-Awake-and-Lost-Adele-Griffin/pid=6222019 Booklistone.com (November 2013). Retrieved on May 5, 2016
  8. ^ http://www.ala.org/yalsa/2014-best-fiction-young-adults www.ala.org. Young Adult Library Services Association. Retrieved on May 5, 2016
  9. ^ https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/adele-griffin/tighter/ Kirkusreviews.com (10 May 2011). Retrieved on May 5, 2016
  10. ^ http://www.booklistonline.com/Booklist-Editors-Choice-Books-for-Youth-2002/pid=2892892 Booklistonline.com (1 January 2001). Retrieved on May 5, 2016
  11. ^ "National Book Awards - 1997". www.nationalbook.org. National Book Foundation. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "1998 Best Books for Young Adults". www.ala.org. Young Adult Library Services Association. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 

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