Gary D. Schmidt

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For the Wisconsin politician, see Gary J. Schmidt.
Gary D. Schmidt
Gary D. Schmidt.jpg
Schmidt at the Mazza Museum in 2012
Born Gary D. schmidt
Hicksville, NY[1]
Occupation Academic, writer
Genre Fiction
Notable works
Notable awards

Gary D. Schmidt (born 1957) is an American children's writer of nonfiction books and young adult novels. Both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor was awarded to the book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor was awarded to The Wednesday Wars.[2] He is a Professor of English at Calvin College, which is in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Published works[edit]

  • The Sin Eater (Dutton Publishers; New York; 1996)
  • William Bradford: Plymouth's Faithful Pilgrim (Eerdmans Publishing Company; Grand Rapids; 1999)
  • Anson's Way (Clarion Books; New York; 1999)
  • Ciaran: The Tale of a Saint of Ireland (Eerdmans Publishing Company; Grand Rapids, MI; 2000)
  • Mara's Stories (Henry Holt; New York; 2001)
  • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (New York; Clarion Books; 2004)
  • In God's Hands (Jewish Lights Publications; Woodstock, Vermont; 2005)
  • First Boy (Henry Holt; New York; 2005)
  • The Wednesday Wars (Clarion Books; New York; 2007)
  • Trouble (Clarion Books; New York; 2008)
  • Okay for Now (Clarion Books; New York; 2011)
  • What Came from the Stars (Clarion Books; New York; 2012)


  1. ^ Something About the Author Volume 193, p. 169.
  2. ^ "Gary Schmidt". Retrieved 25 March 2010. 

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