Katherine Alice Applegate

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Date of Birth July 19, 1956
Place of Birth Ann Arbor, Michigan
Age 64 years old
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K. A. Applegate

Katherine Alice Applegate is an American young adult and children's fiction writer, best known as the author of the Animorphs, Remnants, Everworld, and other book series. She won the 2013 Newbery Medal for her 2012 children's novel The One and Only Ivan. Applegate's most popular books are science fiction, fantasy, and adventure novels. She won the Best New Children's Book Series Award in 1997 in Publishers Weekly. Her book Home of the Brave has won several awards. She also wrote a chapter book series in 2008–09 called Roscoe Riley Rules.

Born: Katherine Alice Applegate, October 9, 1956, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Pen name: L. E. Blair, Katherine Kendall, Beth Kincaid, A. R. Plumb, Pat Pollari
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: American
Period: 1991–2003, 2019–present
Genre: Children's fantasy, science fiction, adventure novels
Notable works: The One and Only Ivan, Animorphs
Notable awards: Newbery Medal, 2013
Spouse: Michael Grant
Children: 2
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About Katherine Alice Applegate

American author best known for her science fiction and fantasy series Animorphs and Everworld.

Before Fame

She began writing the Animorphs series in 1996, and it came to its conclusion in 2001.


She won the 2013 Newbery Award for her book The One and Only Ivan.

Family Life

Her husband, Michael Grant, co-authored many of her projects. They adopted their daughter, Julia, from China.


Jack Gantos won the Newbery Medal for his novel Dead End in Norvelt, in 2012.

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  • Writers of young adult literature
  • Writers from Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Newbery Medal winners
  • American young adult novelists
  • Women writers of young adult literature
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