Chris Lynch

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Chris Lynch (born July 2, 1962)[1] is an American writer of books for young people. His works include Inexcusable, a finalist for the U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature, and Iceman,"The Right Fight", Shadow Boxer, Gold Dust, and Slot Machine, all ALA Best Books for Young Adults; Freewill was also a runner-up for the Michael L. Printz Award. Some of his works are intended for a high school level audience; some for children and younger teenagers.

His short story "The Pellet in the paint can" has been included in the collection Guys Write for Guys Read. (New York: Viking, 2005),[2] and "Arrangements" was included in No Such Thing as the Real World (Harper Collins, 2009 ISBN 978-0-06-147058-5).

Lynch was born in Boston[1] where he graduated from Emerson College[citation needed] and teaches Creative Writing at Lesley University as of 2011.

Books[edit]

  • Cyberia (Scholastic Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-545-02793-9) held in over 500 libraries according to WorldCat [3] and Cyberia #2: Monkey See, Monkey Don't (Scholastic Press, 2009 ISBN 978-0-545-02794-6)
  • "The Big Game of Everything (Harper Teen, 2008) held in about 600 libraries according to WorldCat [4]
  • "Me, dead Dad and Alcatraz" (HarperCollins, 2005, ISBN 978-0-06-059710-8) held in over 500 libraries according to WorldCat [5]
  • Sins of the Fathers (Harper Tempest, 2006)
  • Inexcusable (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005) held in about 1700 libraries according to WorldCat [6]
    • Korean translation: 용서할수없는 / Yongsŏ halsu ŏmnŭn (메타포, Sŏul-si : Metʻapʻo, 2008.)
  • The gravedigger's cottage 2005
  • Who the man 2002
  • All the old haunts 2001
  • Freewill (Harper Teen, 2001, ISBN 978-0-06-447202-9) held in about 1600 libraries according to WorldCat
    • Reviews: Horn Book, Chicago Tribune, Kirkus Reviews
    • German translation: Nenn es wie du willst (Hamburg : Carlsen, 2003)
  • Gold dust 2000 held in about 1400 libraries according to WorldCat
  • Extreme Elvin 1999
  • Whitechurch 1999
  • He-Man Women Hater's Club
    • The Wolf Gang 1998
    • Johnny Chesthair 1997
    • Ladies Choice 1997
    • Scratch and the Sniffs 1997
    • Babes in the Wood
    • Little Rascals 1994
  • Mick and Dog eat dog 1996
  • Blood relations 1996
  • Political timber 1996
  • Slot Machine 1995
  • Iceman 1994
  • Gypsy Davey 1994
    • Italian translation: Davey il vagabond (Milano : Mondadori, 2001)
  • Shadow Boxer 1993
  • "Vietnam: I Pledge Allegiance" 2011
  • "Vietnam: Sharpshooter" 2012
  • "Vietnam: Free-Fire Zone" 2012
  • "Vietnam: Casualties Of War" 2013
  • "Vietnam: Walking Wounded" 2014
  • "World War II: The Right Fight" 2013
  • "World War II: Dead In the Water" 2013
  • "World War II: Alive And Kicking" 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chris Lynch at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database (ISFDB). Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  2. ^ Scieszka, Jon, ed. (2005). Guys Write for Guys Read. New York: Viking. 
  3. ^ "Cyberia (Book, 2008)". [WorldCat.org]. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  4. ^ "The big game of everything (Book, 2008)". [WorldCat.org]. 2011-06-03. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  5. ^ "Me, dead Dad & Alcatraz (Book, 2005)". [WorldCat.org]. 2011-10-25. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  6. ^ "Inexcusable (Book, 2005)". [WorldCat.org]. 2011-11-02. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 

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