Richard Peck (writer)

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Richard Peck (writer)

American novelist known for his prolific contributions to modern young adult literature add

Category: Literature

Born in 1934.

Country: United States (100%)

Main connection: DePauw University

Linked to: Louisiana State University, Southern Illinois University, The University of Southern Mississippi, University of Exeter




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Richard Peck was born in 1934 add something


Peck studied at DePauw University, earning a bachelor's degree in English in 1956 add something


After his military service ended, he completed a masters degree at Southern Illinois University in 1959 and taught junior high and high school English add something


He left teaching in 1971 to write his first novel, "Don't Look and It Won't Hurt" add something


His collected papers written between 1972 and 1991 reside at The University of Southern Mississippi add something


He was awarded the Newbery Medal in 2001 for his novel "A Year Down Yonder" add something


As of March 2013 the award homepage at YALSA, ://www add something


Peck died in New York City on May 2018 at age 84 add something


Richard Peck died on May 23, 2018, at his home in New York City after a long battle with cancer add something