Eve Bunting

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Young Adult Author
Date of Birth December 19, 1928
Place of Birth Northern Ireland
Age 91 years old
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Anne Evelyn Bunting, also known as Eve Bunting, is a Northern Ireland-born American writer of more than 250 books. Her work covers a broad array of subjects and includes fiction and non-fiction books. Her novels are primarily aimed at children and young adults, but she has also written the text for picture books. While many of her books are set in Northern Ireland, where she grew up, her topics and settings range from Thanksgiving to riots in Los Angeles. Bunting's first book, The Two Giants, was published in 1971. Due to the popularity of her books with children, she has been listed as one of the Educational Paperback Association's top 100 authors.

Born: Anne Evelyn Bolton, December 19, 1928, Maghera, Northern Ireland, UK
Pen name: Eve Bunting, A. E. Bunting, Evelyn Bolton
Occupation: Children's author, novelist, freelance writer, college instructor
Education: Methodist College Belfast, Queen's University Belfast
Period: 1972–present
Genre: Young adult fiction, science fiction, historical fiction, children's non-fiction
Notable awards: Golden Kite Award (1976), Edgar Award (1993), Regina Medal (1997)

About Eve Bunting

Notable for her works of children's and young adult literature, she received a Golden Kite Award for her 1976 work One More Flight and an Edgar Award for her 1992 children's mystery novel Coffin on a Case! Over the course of her career, she published more than 250 books.

Before Fame

Before beginning her literary career, she studied at Methodist College and Queen's University (both in Northern Ireland) and took writing courses at Pasadena City College (in California, U.S.A.). She published her first story, "The Two Giants," in 1971.


She taught creative writing at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Family Life

Born to Mary Canning Bolton and Sloan Edmund Bolton in Maghera, Northern Ireland, she later lived in Scotland and the United States with her husband, Edward Davison Bunting, and her children Glenn, Sloan, and Christine.


She and Martin Waddell are both well known Northern Irish-born children's authors.

Information related to Eve Bunting

  • Women novelists from Northern Ireland
  • Writers from Pasadena, California
  • 21st-century writers from Northern Ireland
  • People educated at Methodist College Belfast
  • American Protestants
  • British children's writers
  • Edgar Award winners
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