Jeanne DuPrau

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Born (1944-06-09) June 9, 1944 (age 74)
San Francisco, California
Notable worksThe Books of Ember

Jeanne DuPrau (born 1944 in San Francisco, California) is an American writer, best known for The City of Ember, a series of novels for young people. She lives in Menlo Park, California.


City of Ember[edit]

Other Fiction[edit]

  • Car Trouble (2005) - "As always, it isn’t the destination, it’s the getting there that’s all the fun."[3]


  • The Earth House (1992 memoir)
  • Adoption: The Facts, Feelings, and Issues of a Double Heritage
  • Cells
  • Cloning
  • Daily Life in the American Colonies

Short stories[edit]

  • "Pearl's Fateful Wish" included in the young adult short story collection What You Wish For, published September 2011.

Film adaptations[edit]

A film adaptation of The City of Ember, called City of Ember, was released in October 2008. It was filmed in Belfast, Northern Ireland and stars Bill Murray as the Mayor of Ember, Saoirse Ronan, Harry Treadaway, Tim Robbins and Martin Landau.


  1. ^ Marianne Dyson. "Book Review: The City of Ember". National Space Agency. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  2. ^ "The People of Sparks, by Jeanne DuPrau". Swan Hills Municipal Library. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Car Trouble". Kirkus Media LLC. 1 July 2005. Retrieved 4 October 2015.

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