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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jean Marie Auel  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Fiction

Born: February 18, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Auel was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jean M. Auel wrote the Earth's Children books, a series of novels set in prehistoric Europe that explores human activities during this time, and touches on the interactions of Cro-Magnon people with Neanderthals. Her books have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide.

She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

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-- Jean M. Auel has received several awards, including an American Book Award nomination for best first novel and Friends of Literature Award for The Clan of the Cave Bear (1981).