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Louis Sachar

Born: Mar 20, 1954

Birthplace: East Meadow

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Louis Sachar

Date of Birth : Mar 20, 1954
Birth Place : East Meadow

Louis Sachar is an American writer of children's books. He is best known for the Wayside School series and for the novels Pig City, in the UK, and Holes, which he has followed with two sequels. Holes won the 1998 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children".

Profession


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Novelist

Parents


  • Robert Sachar
  • Ruth Sachar

Spouse


  • Carla Jean Askew

Children


  • Sherre Sachar

Awards Won


  • John Newbery Medal
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children''s Book Award
  • National Book Award for Young People''s Literature
  • Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers'' Literature
  • Newbery Medal
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