Katherine Paterson





Katherine Paterson


Born
in Qing Jiang, China
October 31, 1932

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People are always asking me questions I don't have answers for. One is, "When did you first know that you wanted to become a writer?" The fact is that I never wanted to be a writer, at least not when I was a child, or even a young woman. Today I want very much to be a writer. But when I was ten, I wanted to be either a movie star or a missionary. When I was twenty, I wanted to get married and have lots of children.

Another question I can't answer is, "When did you begin writing?" I can't remember. I know I began reading when I was four or five, because I couldn't stand not being able to. I must have tried writing soon afterward. Fortunately, very few samples of my early writing survived the eighteen moves I made before
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“Reading can be a road to freedom or a key to a secret garden, which, if tended, will transform all of life.”
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“You have to believe it and you hate it. I don't have to and I think it's beautiful.”
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“It's like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you.”
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