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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Peter Kujawinski  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:YA Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: in Chicago


Illinois Connection

Kujawinski was born in Chicago and while living in many different countries he lives there again today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Peter Kujawinski was an American diplomat for eighteen years. He was on assignment in places like Israel, Haiti and France and at the United Nations in New York. Most recently, he was the U.S. Consul General in western Canada, which included Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. While working as a diplomat, he started to write for adults and children. He has contributed to the international edition of the ''New York Times'', and with co-author Jake Halpern, has written the ''Dormia'' trilogy.

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Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Nightfall''''' *Bestseller, New York Times *Bestseller, Indie *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017 '''''Edgeland''''' *Starred Review, Booklist, 2017