Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Daniel Pinkwater  

Pen Name: 

Genre: C:CHILD C:YA Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee

Sites:


Illinois Connection

Pinkwater's family moved to Chicago when he was two years old. When he was eight, the family moved to Los Angeles. He went back to Chicago as a teenager and graduated from Lake View High School.

Biographical and Professional Information

Daniel Pinkwater is and author, illustrator and radio commentator on National Public Radio. He has presented on NPR's ''All Thing Considered'' and been a book reviewer on NPR's ''Weekend Edition Saturday''. He currently resides in New York.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library


Awards

-- *American Library Association Notable Book for ''Lizard Music'', 1976 *New York Times Outstanding Book for ''The Last Guru'', 1978 *Children's Choice, International Reading Association/Children's Book Council for ''The Wuggie *Norple Daniel Pinkwater Story'', 1981 *Parents' Choice Award (literature) for ''Roger's Umbrella'', 1982 *Emphasis on Reading Award (grades K-1) for ''The Big Orange Splot'', 1983-84 *Charles Flint Kellogg Medal, Bard College, 1999.