Karen Cushman

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Birthday
4, 1941
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
4, 1941 (age 78)
Birthplace
Chicago, IL

About

Newbery Medal-winning historical fiction author who became known for the 1995 novel The Midwife's Apprentice and the 1994 novel Catherine, Called Birdy.

Before Fame

She earned degrees in English and Greek from Stanford and received her master's degree in human behavior.

Trivia

Her 1997 book, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, earned the John and Patricia Beatty Award.

Family Life

She was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Associated With

She worked as the adjunct professor for the Museum Studies Department at John F. Kennedy University until 1996, when she decided to write full time.