Wendy Mass

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Wendy Mass is an American author who writes mainly for young adults and children. She was born on April 22, 1967 in Livingston, New Jersey, United States. She is most known for her young adult novel A Mango Shaped Space and Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life.

Personal life[change | change source]

Wendy Mass currently lives in Sparta New Jersey with her husband Michael, their twins Chloe and Griffin, and their two cats. Mass has lived in New Jersey as well as Los Angeles.

Education[change | change source]

Wendy Mass as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University, a Masters degree from California State University, and has a Ph.D from Drew University.

Achievements[change | change source]

Wendy Mass has won the American Library Association (ALA) Schneider Family Book Award for Middle School in 2004 for her book A Mango Shaped Space. She also has been nominated for 74 state book awards. Many of her books have been translated into 14 different languages and several were recorded as audio books. One of her young adult novels Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life was adapted into a movie in 2011.

References[change | change source]

  • "Wendy Mass." The Writers Directory. Detroit: St. James Press, 2014. Biography in Context. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.
  • "Wendy Mass." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2013. Biography in Context. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.