Martine Leavitt

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Martine Leavitt
Leavitt in 2012
Leavitt in 2012
Born1953
OccupationWriter, writing teacher
Period1992–present (book publications)
GenreChildren'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 Canada.She received a Bachelor of Arts degree, first class honours, from the University of Calgary and a Master of Fine Arts from Vermont College.[1] She has seven children and lives with her husband in Alberta, Canada.

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)
  • Prism Moon (1993)
  • The Taker's Key (1998)
  • 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. ^ "Martine Leavitt". CANSCAIP Members. Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators, and Performers (canscaip.org). Archived 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2015-07-31.
  2. ^ "Calvin". ggbooks.ca. Canada Council for the Arts. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  3. ^ "2016 GGBooks winners announced | The Canada Council for the Arts". canadacouncil.ca. Canada Council for the Arts. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  4. ^ "2015 Winners". whitneyawards.com. Whitney Awards organization. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "My Book of Life by Angel wins 2013 CLA Young Adult Book Award". Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Junior Library Guild". Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Best Fiction for Young Adults: 2013 - Booklist Online". Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "CCBC Choices 2013" (PDF). Ccbc.education.wisc.edu. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 13, 2014. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  10. ^ [1] Archived November 9, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "Book Prizes – Los Angeles Times Festival of Books» 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners & Finalists". Archived from the original on August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "Horn Book Fanfare 2012". The Horn Book. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "Festival del Film di Roma e Pari Opportunità/3". Pariopportunita.gov.it. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  14. ^ "Cinecittà News". News.cinecitta.com. Archived from the original on January 19, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  15. ^ "BCCB-2007 Blue Ribbons". Bccb.lis.illinois.edu. January 1, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  16. ^ [2] Archived April 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ "Martine Leavitt, 2006 YPL NBA Finalist, The National Book Foundation". www.nationalbook.org. National Book Foundation. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  18. ^ Martine Leavitt. "Keturah and Lord Death". namelos. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  19. ^ "Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2006". Booklist Online. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  20. ^ "2006 Winners in Young Adult Fiction (Children's) – Book of the Year Awards". Botya.forewordreviews.com. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  21. ^ (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)
  22. ^ "Best Books for Young Adults 2005 | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)". Ala.org. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  23. ^ a b "About Red Deer Press". Reddeerpress.com. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  24. ^ "Governor General's Literary Awards: Children's Literature – Canadian Books & Authors". Canadianauthors.net. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  25. ^ Mason, Simon. "Heck Superhero by Martine Leavitt | Kirkus Book Reviews". Kirkusreviews.com. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  26. ^ "IBPA, the Independent Book Publishers Association". Ibpa-online.org. April 19, 1943. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  27. ^ "Mr. Christie's Book Award | Canadian Children's Book Centre". Bookcentre.ca. May 28, 2008. Archived from the original on January 1, 2015. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  28. ^ "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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