Gary Paulsen

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Gary Paulsen
BornGary James Paulsen
(1939-05-17)May 17, 1939
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedOctober 13, 2021(2021-10-13) (aged 82)
OccupationAuthor
NationalityAmerican
Period1966–2021
GenreYoung adult fiction, adventure novels, nonfiction
SubjectAdventure memoirs, sports
Notable works
Notable awardsMargaret Edwards Award
1997
SpouseRuth Wright Paulsen
RelativesMichael Paulsen, Paulette Paulsen, and Bill Paulsen
Website
www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/23384/gary-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).

He won the Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 1997.

Paulsen died on October 13, 2021 at the age of 82.[1]

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