Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Eliot Schrefer  

Pen Name: E. Archer

Genre: C:YA Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1978 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Schrefer was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Eliot Schrefer is the author most recently of ''Threatened'', about a boy surviving in the jungles of Gabon alongside chimpanzees. He is also one of 12 authors of the Spirit Animals series. After a childhood spent in Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland, and Florida, Schrefer attended Harvard University, where he graduated with High Honors in French and American literature. After a year teaching at a boarding school in Rome, he settled down in New York City, where he writes fiction during the day and tutors for the SATs in the evening.

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-- '''''Endangered''''' *New York Times Editors' Choice *NPR's "Best of 2012" *Finalist, National Book Award in Young People's Literature *Finalist, Walden Book Award *Winner, Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award *Winner, Green Earth Book Award '''''Threatened''''' *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly *Starred Review, Kirkus '''''Spirit Animals Series''''' *''New York Times'' bestselling series *''USA Today'' bestseller '''''The School for Dangerous Girls''''' *A New York Public Library "Best of the Teen Age