Walter Wangerin Jr.

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Birthday
13, 1944
Birthplace
Portland, OR
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1944 (age 75)
Birthplace
Portland, OR

About

An American author of religious novels and children's books, he is known for The Book of the Dun Cow, and for its sequel, The Book of Sorrows. His other works include Mary's First Christmas and The Manger is Empty.

Before Fame

He studied literature at Miami University in Ohio and later attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

Trivia

His novel, The Book of the Dun Cow, won a U.S. National Book Award.

Family Life

He was born in Portland, Oregon to a Lutheran minister father. He and his six younger siblings moved frequently during their childhood.

Associated With

He and Maxine Hong Kingston both won the National Book Award.