Jonathan Auxier

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Jonathan Auxier
Auxier won the 2015 Silver Birch Fiction Award from the Ontario Library Association for The Night Gardener[1]
Auxier won the 2015 Silver Birch Fiction Award from the Ontario Library Association for The Night Gardener[1]
Born (1981-08-10) August 10, 1981 (age 38)[2][3]
Vancouver, British Columbia
Occupationyoung adult novelist
NationalityCanadian
Period2000s–present
Notable works

Jonathan Auxier (born August 10, 1981) is an award-winning Canadian-born writer of young adult literature.

Biography[edit]

Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia,[4] he currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife.[5] He earned a BA from Trinity Western University in 2003[6] and a MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005.[7][8] During graduate school, Auxier worked on a side project to refresh his creativity which he would eventually develop into the novel Peter Nimble; after graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in screenwriting.[6]

Awards[edit]

Auxier won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award[5] and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award[9] for his 2014 novel The Night Gardener. The book was also a shortlisted finalist for the Governor General's Award for English-language children's literature at the 2014 Governor General's Awards.[10]

He won the Governor General's Award at the 2018 Governor General's Awards for Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster.[11] Sweep also won the Children's/YA prize at the 2019 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature.[12]

Bibliography[edit]

Standalone works
  • — (May 20, 2014). The Night Gardener. Amulet Books. ISBN 978-1-4197-1144-2. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  • — (September 25, 2018). Sweep: The Story of a Girl and her Monster. Amulet Books. ISBN 978-1-4197-3140-2. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
Peter Nimble series

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Silver Birch Award® Winners and Nominees 1994–2018" (PDF). Ontario Library Association. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  2. ^ Jonathan Auxier (August 10, 2011). "Jonathan auxier interview and book giveaway". Literary Rambles (Interview). Interviewed by Natalie Aguirre. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Medley, Mark (August 26, 2011). "At the kids' table: Jonathan Auxier's debut recalls classic children's tales". National Post. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Jonathan Auxier (October 12, 2011). "Wordstock Interview: Jonathan Auxier". Wired (Interview). Interviewed by Jonathan H. Liu.
  5. ^ a b Cerny, Dory (November 18, 2015). "Jonathan Auxier wins big at CCBC Book Awards". Quill & Quire.
  6. ^ a b Schlecker, Brady (May 16, 2016). "Better know a word-writing man alum: Jonathan Auxier". TWU Alumni Stories & News. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Jonathan Auxier". Regal & Hoffman Literary Agents. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Peter Nimble". Carnegie Mellon University. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  9. ^ Cerny, Dory (April 2, 2015). "Groundwood Books picks up two Canadian Library Association awards". Quill & Quire.
  10. ^ Medley, Mark (October 7, 2014). "Governor-General Literary Awards finalists unveiled". The Globe and Mail.
  11. ^ Dundas, Deborah (October 30, 2018). "Book about campus rape and an Indigenous memoir win $25,000 Governor General's Literary Award". Toronto Star.
  12. ^ Balser, Erin (October 23, 2019). "Anne Michaels among winners for $10K Vine Awards for Jewish Canadian literature". CBC Books.

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