Paula Fox

Novelist + Children's Author + Memoirist
Born Apr 22, 1923
Age 93
Hometown The City of New York
Nationality American

Paula Fox is an American author of novels for adults and children and two memoirs. She won multiple awards for her children's books: the 1974 Newbery Medal for her novel The Slave Dancer; a 1983 National Book Award in category Children's Fiction (paperback) for A Place Apart; the 2008 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for A Portrait of Ivan (1969); and the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Medal for "lasting contribution" in 1978. Her adult novels went out of print in 1992.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Paula Fox.


1923 Birth Paula Fox was born in New York, New York on April 22, 1923. … Read More


1944 21 Years Old In 1944 she gave birth to a daughter, the result of a one night stand. … Read More


1992 69 Years Old 1 More Event
Her adult novels went out of print in 1992. … Read More
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