E. L. Konigsburg was born 10 February 1930, and died 19 April 2013
- A nasty letter or a sarcastic one can make you righteously angry, but what can you do about a polite letter of rejection? Nothing, really, except cry.
- I try to provide the sideways glance of the outsider when they ask themselves, ‘what makes me the same as everyone else; what makes me different?'
- Art comes from a visceral need and is usually generated by something I have seen; writing comes from something that happens in my head and to my heart.
Konigsburg was an American writer and illustrator of children’s books and young adult fiction. She is one of five writers to win the Newbery Medal twice. She won for Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabethand was runner-up in the same year, 1967, with From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. She won again for The View from Saturday in 1997.
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