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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert Donald Sutherland  

Pen Name: None


Born: November 4, 1937 in Blytheville, Arkansas


Illinois Connection

Robert taught at Illinois State University and lives in Bloomington.

Biographical and Professional Information

Robert Sutherland was a professor at Illinois State University. While there, he taught courses in Linguistics and Creative Writing. He particularly enjoyed teaching Old English, History of the English Language, and Semantic Theory. He was the co-founder of Pikestaff Publications, Inc. and is a literary scholar with a focus on linguistics.His publications include ''Language and Lewis Carroll'', ''Sticklewort and Feverfew'', which received the 1981 Friends of American Writers Juvenile Book Merit Award for author/illustrator, and ''The Farringford Cadenza''.

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-- Friends of American Writers Juvenile Book Merit Award for ''Sticklewort and Feverfew'' (author/illustrator)