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Paula Fox (1923–2017)

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We were saddened to hear about the death of Paula Fox. The author, a novelist of uncommon insight into the human condition, died March 1, 2017, in Brooklyn, New York. She was ninety-three. In addition to her adult novels, she wrote more than twenty books for young people, including One-Eyed Cat, a 1985 Newbery Honor Book; and The Slave Dancer, winner of the 1974 Newbery Medal. She received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1978 for the body of her work.

Read more from The Horn Book by and about Paula Fox:

1978 Hans Christian Andersen Medal Acceptance.” From the April 1979 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

The Slave Dancer: Author Paula Fox’s 1974 Newbery Medal Acceptance.” From the August 1974 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

fox_the slave dancerProfile of Newbery Medalist Paula Fox” by Augusta Baker. From the August 1974 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

The Village by the Sea: Author Paula Fox’s 1989 BGHB Fiction Award Acceptance.” From the January/February 1990 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

Future Classics: The Wind in the Willows” by Paula Fox. From the November/December 2000 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.


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