Martine Leavitt

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Martine Leavitt
Martine Leavitt, author--2012.jpg
Leavitt in 2012
Born 1953
Occupation Writer, writing teacher
Period 1992–present (book publications)
Genre Children's literature
Website
www.martineleavitt.com

Martine Leavitt is a Canadian American writer of young adult novels and a writing teacher.

Biography[edit]

Leavitt was born in 1953 in Alberta, Canada.[1] She received a Bachelor of Arts degree, first class honours, from the University of Calgary and a Master of Fine Arts from Vermont College.[2] She has seven children and seventeen grandchildren and lives with her husband in Alberta, Canada.[2]

Leavitt has published ten novels for young adults, most recently Calvin, which won the Governor General's Literary Award of Canada. My Book of Life by Angel was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and winner of the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year. Other titles by Leavitt include Keturah and Lord Death, a finalist for the National Book Award, Tom Finder, winner of the Mr. Christie Award, and Heck Superhero, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Her novels have been published in Japan, Korea, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands.

She is a member of the faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Selected works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • The Dragon's Tapestry (1992), as Martine Bates
  • Prism Moon (1993), as Martine Bates
  • The Taker's Key (1998), as Martine Bates
  • The Dollmage (2001)
  • Tom Finder (2003)
  • Heck Superhero (2004)
  • Keturah and Lord Death (2006)
  • My Book of Life by Angel (2012)
  • Blue Mountain (2014)
  • Calvin (2015)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mormon Literature Database – Leavitt, Martine Bates". Mormonlit.byu.edu. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Martine Leavitt". CANSCAIP Members. Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators, and Performers (canscaip.org). Archived 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2015-07-31.
  3. ^ "Calvin". ggbooks.ca. Canada Council for the Arts. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "2016 GGBooks winners announced | The Canada Council for the Arts". canadacouncil.ca. Canada Council for the Arts. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "2015 Winners". whitneyawards.com. Whitney Awards organization. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Canadian Library Association Announces 2013 CLA Young Adult Book Award Winner and Honour Books". Cla.ca. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 8, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  7. ^ "My Book of Life by Angel wins 2013 CLA Young Adult Book Award". Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Junior Library Guild". Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Best Fiction for Young Adults: 2013 - Booklist Online". Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "CCBC Choices 2013" (PDF). Ccbc.education.wisc.edu. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 13, 2014. Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  11. ^ [1] Archived November 9, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "Book Prizes – Los Angeles Times Festival of Books» 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners & Finalists". Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Horn Book Fanfare 2012". The Horn Book. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Festival del Film di Roma e Pari Opportunità/3". Pariopportunita.gov.it. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Cinecittà News". News.cinecitta.com. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  16. ^ "BCCB-2007 BLUE RIBBONS". Bccb.lis.illinois.edu. January 1, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  17. ^ [2] Archived April 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ "Martine Leavitt, 2006 YPL NBA Finalist, The National Book Foundation". www.nationalbook.org. National Book Foundation. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  19. ^ Martine Leavitt. "Keturah and Lord Death". namelos. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2006". Booklist Online. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  21. ^ "2006 Winners in Young Adult Fiction (Children's) – Book of the Year Awards". Botya.forewordreviews.com. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  22. ^ (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20081115120029/http://www.rpls.ws/RPLSPM/PDF/jrlibraryguild.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 15, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. ^ "Best Books for Young Adults 2005 | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)". Ala.org. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  24. ^ a b "About Red Deer Press". Reddeerpress.com. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Governor General's Literary Awards: Children's Literature – Canadian Books & Authors". Canadianauthors.net. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  26. ^ Mason, Simon. "HECK SUPERHERO by Martine Leavitt | Kirkus Book Reviews". Kirkusreviews.com. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  27. ^ "IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association". Ibpa-online.org. April 19, 1943. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Mr. Christie's Book Award | Canadian Children's Book Centre". Bookcentre.ca. May 28, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  29. ^ "YALSA – For Members Only 2003 Best Books for Young Adults Annotated List | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)". Ala.org. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 

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