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. 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: 3.66 · 16,856 ratings · 1,475 reviews · 44 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Slave Dancer

3.67 avg rating — 9,103 ratings — published 1973 — 37 editions
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Desperate Characters

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3.76 avg rating — 3,157 ratings — published 1970 — 32 editions
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One-Eyed Cat

3.37 avg rating — 1,432 ratings — published 1984 — 30 editions
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Borrowed Finery: A Memoir

3.59 avg rating — 535 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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Monkey Island

3.48 avg rating — 295 ratings — published 1991 — 16 editions
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Poor George

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The Coldest Winter: A Strin...

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The Widow's Children

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The Village by the Sea

3.71 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 1988 — 11 editions
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The God of Nightmares

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More books by Paula Fox…
“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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