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Lowry, Lois (1937–)

Lowry, Lois (1937–)

American children's author. Born Mar 20, 1937, in Honolulu, Hawaii; daughter of Robert E. (dentist) and Katharine (Landis) Hammersberg (teacher); attended Brown University, 1954–56; University of Maine, BA, 1972; married Donald Grey Lowry (attorney), June 11, 1956 (div. 1977); children: Alix, Grey, Kristin, Benjamin.

Writings include A Summer to Die (1977), Anastasia Krupnik (1979), Autumn Street (1980), Anastasia Again! (1981), Us and Uncle Fraud (1984), Anastasia, Ask Your Analyst (1984), All about Sam (1988) and Rabble Starkey (1989); won Newbery Medals for Number the Stars (1990) and The Giver.

See also Looking Back: A Book of Memories (Houghton, 1998).

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