Gordon Korman

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23, 1963
Montreal, Canada
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23, 1963 (age 57)
Montreal, Canada


Author of more than sixty children's books, including the Dive series, the Swindle series, and the Monday Night Football Club series. His non-serial books include A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag, The Twinkie Squad, and No More Dead Dogs.

Before Fame

His first book, This Can't Be Happening at MacDonald Hall, was the result of a seventh grade assignment given to him by his track coach-turned English teacher. The work was published by Scholastic Press when Korman was just fourteen years old.


In a career spanning more than three decades, he sold more than seventeen million copies of his books.

Family Life

He grew up in Ontario and relocated to the United States to study dramatic writing at New York University. He settled on Long Island with his wife and three children.

Associated With

Robert Munsch was another popular children's book author from Canada.