Elizabeth Laird

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Birthday
21, 1943
Birthplace
New Zealand
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1943 (age 76)
Birthplace
New Zealand

About

An English author of children's fiction, she is best known for works such as Red Sky in the Morning (1988) and Kiss the Dust (1991). Her Carnegie Medal and Children's Book Award-nominated works include picture books, novels, and short stories.

Before Fame

She worked as a teacher in Malaysia at age eighteen and later taught English in Ethiopia. She graduated from Bristol University with a degree in French.

Trivia

Her book, The Garbage King, won the Children's Book of the Year Award from the Scottish Arts Council.

Family Life

She was the New Zealand-born child of Scottish parents. She had two sons, Angus and William, with her husband, David McDowall.

Associated With

She is a contemporary of fellow children's book author, Michael Morpurgo.