Daniel Pinkwater

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Birthday
15, 1941
Birthplace
Tennessee
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1941 (age 76)
Birthplace
Tennessee

About

An American author of children's and young adult fiction, he is best known for works such as Lizard Music (1976) and The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death (1982). His 1984 children's book, Devil in the Drain, ended up on challenged book lists throughout the United States.

Before Fame

He studied at Bard College and later wrote a newspaper comic strip called Norb.

Trivia

He was a frequent commentator on National Public Radio.

Family Life

He was born in Tennessee to Polish immigrant Parents. He married illustrator Jill Pinkwater.

Associated With

He and Liane Hansen both worked for NPR.