|Born||Gary James Paulsen|
May 17, 1939
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
|Died||October 13, 2021(aged 82)|
|Genre||Young adult fiction, adventure novels, nonfiction|
|Subject||Adventure memoirs, sports|
|Notable awards||Margaret Edwards Award |
|Spouse||Ruth Wright Paulsen|
|Relatives||Michael Paulsen, Paulette Paulsen, and Bill Paulsen|
Gary James Paulsen (May 17, 1939 – October 13, 2021) was an American writer. He was best known for coming of age stories about the wilderness. His best known books are Dogsong (1985), The Winter Room (1989), and Harris and Me (1993). He also wrote Woodsong (1990) and Winterdance (1994).
Paulsen died on October 13, 2021 at the age of 82.