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Kate DiCamillo

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Kate DiCamillo's writing journey has truly been a remarkable one. She grew up in Florida and moved to Minnesota in her twenties, where homesickness and a bitter winter led her to write Because of Winn-Dixie - her first published novel, which became a runaway bestseller and snapped up a Newbery Honor. The Tiger Rising, her second novel, was also set in Florida, and went on to become a National Book Award Finalist. Since then, the best-selling author has explored settings as varied as a medieval castle, a magician's theater, and the bustling streets of Memphis, while continuing to enjoy great success, winning...

Avery Corman

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Avery Corman (born November 28, 1935, in the Bronx, New York) is an American novelist. He is the author of the novels Oh, God! (1971), the basis for the 1977 film; "The Bust-Out King" (1977); Kramer vs. Kramer (1977), which was adapted into the Academy Award-winning 1979 film of the same name; The Old Neighborhood (1980); 50 (1987); Prized Possessions (1991); The Big Hype (1992); A Perfect Divorce (2004); and The Boyfriend from Hell (2006). Critic Stefan Kanfer said in Time magazine about Corman's novel, 50, "Avery Corman has a literary gift for dialogue and predicament. Corman is also the author...