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Esther S. Fine

Esther S. Fine

Photo: Adrian Adamson

Born in Detroit, 1941, daughter of Bertha and Eugene Sokolov, sister of Joe. Immigrated to Canada, 1965. BA, University of Michigan. Doctorate, OISE, University of Toronto, dissertation: "Interrogating Silences, Collaborative Production of Dramatic Text in a Special Education Classroom." Elementary school teacher for 17 years. Member of Faculty of Education, York University. Living in Toronto with husband Adrian Adamson and daughter Keira Fine. Stepmother of Andrew and Gil Adamson.


I'm a Child of the City. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1973; Rhino, 1979.
The Mushrooming House. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1974.
The Double Mirror. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1973.


Hilroy National Fellowship, 1991.
Florence Henderson Fellowship, 1987.
Hopwood Fiction Award, University of Michigan, 1968.
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