Robert Cormier Biography | Author of The Chocolate War

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Robert Cormier was born January 17, 1925, in Leominster, Massachusetts, and has lived in the town for most of his life. After attending Fitchburg State College, he began a career in journalism, first with the radio station WT AG (1946-48). He then worked at the Worcester Telegraph & Gazette and, for a longer period, the Fitchburg Sentinel He gave up full-time journalism in 1966 to concentrate on novel-writing, but continued to work as a columnist and associate editor for the Sentinel. He won a number of awards for his human interest column (published under the byline John Fitch IV), and a volume of autobiographical essays, edited by his wife-I Have Words To Spend: Reflections of A Small-Town Editor (1991 )-helps to explain the relationship between the upbeat realism of his journalistic work and the cynicism of his imaginative fiction.

His first three books were adult novels. Although none achieved any notable success...

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