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William Alexander


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William Alexander won the National Book Award in 2012 for his first book, Goblin Secrets, and the Earphones Award for his narration of the audiobook. He has since written three more novels for Middle Grade audiences: Ghoulish Song, Ambassador, and Nomad.

Will is Cuban-American. He studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College, English at the University of Vermont, and creative writing at the Clarion Workshop. He currently teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts program in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

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2022

This year I was proud and honored to join an astonishing chorus of voices at Crafting with Ursula, a podcast tribute to the magnificent Ursula K. Le Guin.  David Naimon created the series. When The Burning Hearth asked me to describe his skill as an interviewer, this is what I said: “David Naimon is one …
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Average rating: 3.65 · 4,816 ratings · 1,169 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
Goblin Secrets (Zombay, #1)

3.54 avg rating — 2,262 ratings — published 2012 — 21 editions
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Ghoulish Song (Zombay, #2)

3.71 avg rating — 468 ratings — published 2013 — 12 editions
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A Properly Unhaunted Place

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Ambassador (Ambassador #1)

3.75 avg rating — 248 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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A Festival of Ghosts

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Nomad (Ambassador #2)

3.76 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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The Case Of The Pizza Pie S...

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The Ghost of Shockly Manor ...

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The Case Of The Gumball Ban...

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The Case of the Funny Money...

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Goblin Secrets Ghoulish Song
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A Properly Unhaunted Place A Festival of Ghosts
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Ambassador Nomad
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The Case of the Funny Money... The Ghost of Shockly Manor The Case Of The Gumball Ban... The Case Of The Pizza Pie Spy
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“Backstage was chaos distilled into a very small space.”
William Alexander, Goblin Secrets

“Our selves are are rough and unrehearsed tales we tell the world.”
William Alexander, Goblin Secrets

“You okay there?' Jasper asked.
'Fine,' Rosa said. She didn't want to feel sad. She was done with sad. Sadness was stillness, and she wanted to be moving.”
William Alexander, A Properly Unhaunted Place

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