Nancy Farmer (author)

Nancy Farmer (author)

Infobox Writer

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name = Nancy Farmer
| birthplace = Phoenix, Arizona, United States
occupation = Author
genre = Children's literature, young adult literature, fantasy and science fiction
nationality = United States
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Nancy Farmer (born 1941) is an acclaimed children's author from the United States.

Farmer was born in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1963 she received her B.S. degree from Reed College, then enlisted in the Peace Corps from 1963–1965, and eventually became a lab technician in Zimbabwe from 1975–1978, where she met her future husband, Harold. After a week-long courtship, the two were married. Farmer currently lives in Menlo Park, California, with her husband; they have one son, Daniel.


Novels and novelette

*"The Mirror" (novelette) (1987)
*"" (1987)
*"Do You Know Me" (1993)
*"The Ear, the Eye and the Arm" (1994)

*"A Girl Named Disaster" (1996)
*"The Warm Place" (1996)

*"The House of the Scorpion" (2002)
**Excerpt from "The House of the Scorpion" - in "Full-Blooded Fantasy: 8 Spellbinding Tales Where Anything Is Possible" (2005)
*"The Sea of Trolls" (2004)

*"The Land of the Silver Apples" [sequel to "The Sea of Trolls"] Atheneum, (2007)
*"The Islands of the Blessed", [sequel to "The Land of the Silver Apples"] (to be published in 2009)

Picture books

*"Runnery Granary": A Mystery Must Be Solved--Or the Grain is Lost!, illustrated by Jos. A. Smith (1996)
*"Casey Jones's Fireman": The Story of Sim Webb, illustrated by James Bernardin (1999)
*"Clever Ali", illustrated by Gail De Marcken (2006)

hort stories

*“Tapiwa’s Uncle” - in " Cricket" (February 1992)
*"Origami Mountain" - in "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror": Sixth Annual Collection (1992)
*"Falada: the Goose Girl's Horse" - in "A Wolf At the Door", eds. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (2000)
*"Remember Me" - in "Firebirds": An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction, ed. Sharyn November (2003)
*"Bella's Birthday Present" - in "Can You Keep a Secret", ed. Lois Metzger (2007)
*"The Mole Cure" - in "Fantasy and Science Fiction" (August 2007)
*"Ticket to Ride" - in "Firebirds Soaring": An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction, ed. Sharyn November (2008, forthcoming)
*"Castle Othello" - in "Troll's Eye View", eds. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (2009, forthcoming)


*1995, Newbery Honor for "The Ear, the Eye and the Arm" (1994)
*1995, National Book Award (U.S.) Finalist, Young People's Literature category, for "The Ear, the Eye and the Arm" (1994)
*1997, Newbery Honor for "A Girl Named Disaster" (1996)
*2002, National Book Award (U.S.), Young People's Literature category, for "The House of the Scorpion" (2002)
*2003, Newbery Honor for "The House of the Scorpion" (2002)
*2003, Buxtehuder Bulle (Germany) for "The House of the Scorpion" (2002)
*2003, Printz Honor for "The House of the Scorpion" (2002)

External links

* [ Nancy Farmer's Official Website]
* [ Excerpts from a Locus Magazine interview with Nancy Farmer]
* [ Nancy Farmer at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database]
* [ Nancy Farmer at the Locus Index to SF Awards]
* [ Nancy Farmer on LibraryThing]

NAME=Farmer, Nancy
DATE OF BIRTH=July 9, 1941
PLACE OF BIRTH=Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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