E. L. Konigsburg Biography

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An impressive figure in children's literature, E. L. Konigsburg has the distinction of being the first and possibly only author to have had two books on the Newbery Honor list at the same time. From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler won the 1968 Newbery Medal and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was a runner-up for the award in the same year. Konigsburg has also won not one but two of the coveted Newbery Medals, capturing the 1997 award for The View from Saturday. Known for her witty and often self-illustrated works for young people, Konigsburg has carved out a unique niche with her collection of published books, generally writing out of personal experience, but sometimes also venturing into the medieval world or the period of the Renaissance. As Perry Nodelman noted in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Konigsburg is an innovator and tireless...

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