American author of children's bookswd:Q1273533
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Antioch University, Stuyvesant High School, Antioch College
occupation: writer, novelist, children's writer
award received: Newbery Medal
Edward Irving Wortis (born December 23, 1937), better known by the pen name Avi, is an American author of young adult and children's literature. He is a winner of the Newbery Medal and twice one of the runners-up (Newbery Honor).
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