Paula Fox





Paula Fox

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in New York, New York, The United States
April 22, 1923

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Paula Fox is an American author of novels for adults and children and two memoirs. Her novel The Slave Dancer (1973) received the Newbery Medal in 1974; and in 1978, she was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal. More recently, A Portrait of Ivan won the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 2008.

A teenage marriage produced a daughter, Linda, in 1944. However, given the tumultuous relationship with her own biological parents, she gave the child up for adoption. Fox later attended Columbia University, married the literary critic and translator Martin Greenberg, raised two sons, taught, and began to write.

The daughter Fox gave up for adoption, Linda Carroll, is the mother of controversial musician Courtney Love; making her Love's grandmother.
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Average rating: 3.64 · 11,405 ratings · 946 reviews · 40 distinct works · Similar authors
The Slave Dancer
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 6,587 ratings — published 1973 — 30 editions
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Desperate Characters
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,708 ratings — published 1970 — 23 editions
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One-Eyed Cat
3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 963 ratings — published 1984 — 25 editions
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Borrowed Finery: A Memoir
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 377 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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Monkey Island
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 205 ratings — published 1991 — 12 editions
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The Widow's Children: A Novel
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 1976 — 17 editions
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Poor George: A Novel
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The Coldest Winter: A Strin...
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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The Village by the Sea
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1988 — 6 editions
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The God of Nightmares
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 1990 — 11 editions
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“The minute you become conscious that you are doing good, that's the minute you have to stop because from then on it's wrong.”
Paula Fox

“When you read to a child, when you put a book in a child's hands, you are bringing that child news of the infinitely varied nature of life. You are an awakener.”
Paula Fox

“You'll see some bad things, but if you didn't see them, they'd still be happening.”
Paula Fox, The Slave Dancer

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