Katherine Paterson


Born
in Qing Jiang, China
October 31, 1932

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Influences


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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.”
Katherine Paterson

“It's like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you.”
Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia

“You have to believe it and you hate it. I don't have to and I think it's beautiful.”
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