Ann Matthews Martin is the American children's novelist best known for the The Baby-Sitters Club series.
|Born||Ann Matthews Martin, August 12, 1955, Princeton, New Jersey, United States|
|Alma mater||Smith College|
|Genre||Children's and young adult fiction|
|Notable works||The Baby-Sitters Club series (1986–2000)|
|Notable awards||Newbery Honor (a Newbery Medal runner-up)|
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American author who is best known for her popular young adult fiction series, The Baby-Sitters Club. Her other works for children and young adults include Bummer Summer (1983) and Missing Since Monday (1986).
She graduated from Smith College and worked as a teacher and editor before becoming a full-time writer. She published the first book in her popular Baby-Sitters Club series in 1986.
Her 2002 stand-alone novel, A Corner of the Universe, received the prestigious Newbery Medal for children's literature in 2003.
She and her sister Jane grew up in Princeton, New Jersey. She was in a long-term relationship with fellow author Laura Godwin in the early 2000s.
As a child, Martin was inspired by the children's novels of popular UK author, Roald Dahl.
- Baby-sitter club
- Newbery Honor winner
- American author of literature for young adults
- Women writers of literature for young adults
- Smith College Alumni
Latest information about Ann M. Martin updated on June 14 2021.