Susan Cooper

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Susan Cooper
Cooper in 2013
Cooper in 2013
BornSusan Mary Cooper
(1935-05-23) 23 May 1935 (age 88)
Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Alma materSomerville College, Oxford
GenreChildren's fantasy novels
Notable worksThe Dark Is Rising series
Notable awardsNewbery Medal
Margaret A. Edwards Award
  • Nicholas Grant
    (m. 1963; div. 1983)
  • Hume Cronyn
    (m. 1996; died 2003)

Susan Mary Cooper (born 23 May 1935) is an English author of children's books. She is best known for The Dark Is Rising. In 2012 she won the lifetime Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Edwards Award 2012". Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). American Library Association (ALA).
      "Edwards Award". YALSA. ALA. Retrieved 2013-10-11.

More reading[change | change source]

  • Four British Fantasists: Place and Culture in the Children's Fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper, Charles Butler (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006)
  • The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy, Leonard Marcus (Candlewick, 2006)

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