Kathryn Lasky

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Young Adult Author
Date of Birth June 24, 1944
Place of Birth Indianapolis, Indiana
Age 76 years old
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Kathryn Lasky is an American children's writer who also writes for adults under the names Kathryn Lasky Knight and E. L. Swann. Her children's books include several Dear America books, The Royal Diaries books, Sugaring Time, The Night Journey, Wolves of the Beyond, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Her awards include Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature, National Jewish Book Award, and Newbery Honor.

Born: 24, 1944, Indianapolis, Indiana, US
Pen name: E. L. Swann
Nationality: American
Alma mater: University of Michigan
Notable awards: Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature, National Jewish Book Award, Newbery Honor
Spouse: Christopher Knight
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About Kathryn Lasky

Young adult fiction author who penned the Dear America, Royal Diaries, and Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Her stand-alone novels include Blood Secret, True North, and Hawksmaid.

Before Fame

She graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English. She went on to study early childhood education at Wheelock College.


Her popular Guardians of Ga'Hoole series inspired a 2010 animated film of the same name.

Family Life

She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her longtime partner was Christopher Knight.


Her book series inspired the Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, an animated film featuring the voice of Hugo Weaving .

Information related to Kathryn Lasky

  • Wheelock College alumni
  • Writers of historical novels set in Early Modern period
  • Newbery Honor winners
  • Women historical novelists
  • American historical novelists
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Latest information about Kathryn Lasky updated on January 16, 2021.

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