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Gordon Korman

Gordon Korman

Gordon Korman was born in Montreal on October 23, 1963. He began writing at age 12. He is the author of 23 books for children and young adults. He graduated with a B.F.A. from New York University in 1985. His future plans include more of the same and some screenwriting. He married Michelle Iserson of New York City in June 1996.

Thornhill, ON


The Chicken Doesn't Skate. New York: Scholastic, 1996.
The Last-Place Sports Poems of Jeremy Bloom. with Bernice Korman. New York: Scholastic, 1996.
Why Did the Underwear Cross the Road?. New York: Scholastic, 1995.
The D-Minus Poems of Jeremy Bloom. with Bernice Korman. New York: Scholastic, 1992.
The Twinkie Squad. New York: Scholastic, 1992.


Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award for The Zucchini Warriors, 1992.
Air Canada Award, for body of work, 1991.
Markham Civic Award for the Arts, for body of work, 1987.
IRA Children's Choice Award for Want to Go Home; Our Man Weston, 1986, 1987.
ALA Best Book List and ALA Editor's Choice for A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag, 1988.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Description

This author discusses the writing process, tells his own story of becoming a professional writer at age 12, discusses editing, explains where ideas are likely to come from, talks about his new works and works-in-progress, fields questions, and signs autographs.

Presentation Length:
45-60 min.
Audience Size:
Workshop Description:

He also does writing workshops with smaller groups.