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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: in Naperville, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Hemphill was born and raised in Naperville. She currently resides in the Chicago suburbs.

Biographical and Professional Information

Stephanie Hemphill has been writing, studying and presenting poetry for adults and children at UCLA, the University of Illinois (where she received an award from The Academy of American Poets), with Writer's at Work, in classrooms, and at conferences across the country

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """Things Left Unsaid"""

-- *Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Excellence in Poetry by the Children's Literature Council of Southern California, 2006


-- """Wicked Girls"""

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015


-- """Fatal Throne"""

-- *Illinois READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2019


-- """The Language of Fire: Joan of Arc Reimagined"""

-- *Starred Review, ALA Booklist

-- *Starred Review, Horn Book


-- """Other Awards"""

-- *SCBWI Magazine Merit Award in Poetry

-- *Award from The Academy of American Poets