Paula Fox

Novelist + Children's Author + Memoirist
Born Apr 22, 1923

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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