Kathryn Erskine

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Kathryn Erskine
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Erskine in September 2013
Born Netherlands
Genre Young Adult novelist
Notable awards National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Kathryn Erskine is a Netherlands-born American writer of children's literature. She won the 2010 National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the 2012 Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award for her novel, Mockingbird.[1][2]


She was born in the Netherlands and has lived in South Africa, Israel, Canada, and Scotland. Erskine now lives in Virginia with her husband, two children, and dog, Maxine.

She was a lawyer for many years before writing. She presents workshops at the Writer's Center.[3]


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  1. ^ a b "National Book Awards – 2010". National Book Foundation (NBF). Retrieved 2012-04-16.
    (With acceptance speech by Erskine; interview, reading, and other material replicated for all five Young People's Literature authors and books.)
  2. ^ a b "2010 National Book Award Winner, Young People's Literature" (November 17, 2010). NBF. Retrieved 2011-10-28.
    (Acceptance speech by Erskine with some other material.)
  3. ^ "Kathryn Erskine". The Writers Center.

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