Paula Fox


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

Died
March 01, 2017

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Paula Fox was 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. Given the tumultuous relationship with her own biological parents, she gave the child up for adoption. Linda Carroll, the daughter Fox gave up for adoption, is the mother of musician Courtney Love.

Fox then attended Columbia University, married the literary critic and translator Martin Greenberg, raised two sons, taught, and began to write.




Average rating: 3.63 · 20,473 ratings · 1,869 reviews · 40 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Slave Dancer

3.69 avg rating — 9,956 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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Desperate Characters

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One-Eyed Cat

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Borrowed Finery: A Memoir

3.55 avg rating — 655 ratings — published 2000 — 19 editions
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Monkey Island

3.52 avg rating — 337 ratings — published 1991 — 16 editions
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The Coldest Winter: A Strin...

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The Village by the Sea

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The Widow's Children

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The God of Nightmares

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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.”
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“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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