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Richard Peck

American young adult novelist

1934   -   2018

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: DePauw University, University of Exeter
occupation: writer, children's writer
award received: Margaret Edwards Award, Newbery Medal, National Humanities Medal, Edgar Awards

Richard Wayne Peck (April 10, 1934 – May 23, 2018) was an American novelist known for his prolific contributions to modern young adult literature. He was awarded the Newbery Medal in 2001 for his novel A Year Down Yonder (the sequel to A Long Way From Chicago). For his cumulative contribution to young-adult literature, he received the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 1990.
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