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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Hillary Frank  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1976 in Brooklyn, New York

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Biographical and Professional Information

Hillary Frank is a freelance writer based in Montclair, NJ. She is an author, illustrator and is also an independent producer for a variety of programs on public radio. She has taught courses and workshops to young and grown adults at Loyola University, Sarah Lawrence College, the Transom Story Workshop, and the City of Chicago's inner city writing program Words37. A popular guest speaker, she has presented at many schools and libraries, including the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Chicago Public Library, Tufts University, Simmons College, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and high schools around the country.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Better Than Running At Night
ISBN: 0606310819

Demco Media. 2004

A freshman art student from Manhattan spends her first year away from home in New England.

I Can't Tell You
ISBN: 0618412026

Graphia. 2005

After he opens his big mouth in a big fight with his best friend, Jake concludes that talking = trouble. He decides that communicating through writing is safer. Through notes scribbled on napkins and in notebooks, on upside-down calculators, and on walls with pudding-covered fingers, Jake explores new ways to express himself. But there are also the notes he never sends. To his flirty friend. Who is just a friend. But could be more than a friend. But isn"t—or is she? Hillary Frank"s inventive style envelops her readers in a new dimension of storytelling. Jake + Xandra = a story about what it means to be "just friends." All without saying a word.


Best Books for Young Adults from the American Library Association 2003

Speaking Engagements

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