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Louis Sachar

American writer of children's books

1952   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Antioch University, Antioch College
occupation: writer, screenwriter, children's writer
award received: Zilveren Zoen, Newbery Medal, National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Paabeli Torn, Schneider Family Book Award
www.louissachar.com

Louis Sachar ( SAK-ər; born March 20, 1954) is an American young-adult mystery-comedy author. He is best known for the Wayside School series and the novel Holes. Holes won the 1998 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children". In 2013, it was ranked sixth among all children's novels in a survey published by School Library Journal.
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