Laurel Snyder

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Laurel Snyder
Born1974 (age 44–45)[citation needed]
ResidenceAtlanta, Georgia
Alma materUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Iowa Writers' Workshop
OccupationChildren's author
Children3 (Max, Ruby, Zach)

Laurel Snyder is an American poet and writer of children's books, including novels and picture books. She has also edited a number of literary journals and is a commentator for NPR's All Things Considered.[1]

Snyder was born in Baltimore, Maryland,[2] and holds degrees from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.[3] She lives in Atlanta, Georgia,[4] with her husband and children.

Published books[edit]

  • Daphne and Jim: A choose-your-own-adventure biography in verse (Burnside Review Press, 2005)
  • The Myth of the Simple Machines (No Tell Books, 2007)
  • Inside the Slidy Diner (Tricycle Press, 2008)
  • Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains, or The Search for a Suitable Princess (Random House, 2008)
  • Any Which Wall (Random House, 2009)
  • Penny Dreadful (Random House, 2010)
  • Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher (Tricycle, 2010)
  • Nosh, Schlep, Schluff: Babyiddish (Random House, 2011)
  • Bigger Than a Bread Box (Random House, 2011)
  • Good Night, laila tov (Random House, 2012)
  • The Longest Night: A Passover Story (Schwartz & Wade, 2013)
  • Seven Stories Up (Random House, 2014)
  • Orphan Island (Walden Pond Press, Harper Collins Publishers, 2017) National Book Award Longlist
As editor


  1. ^ "Laurel Snyder". Haaretz. Haaretz. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Laurel Snyder and her very big year". My AJC. My AJC. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  3. ^ "The Sit Down with Laurel Snyder". Little Village Mag. Little Village Mag. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ "City Lights: 'Orphan Island'; Chamber Music; And More". WABE 90.1 FM. WABE 90.1 FM. Retrieved 16 September 2018.

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