Newbery and National Book Award-winning author of Holes
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About Louis Sachar
Louis Sachar has been writing children’s books for over thirty years. He is best known for his Newbery Medal and National Book Award-winning novel Holes, which was adapted into a 2003 film of the same name. He is also the author of both the Sideways Stories From a Wayside School and the Marvin Redpost series, as well as many other critically acclaimed novels. His most recent middle grade novel, Fuzzy Mud, is a cautionary environmental tale that features both mystery and humor.
Sachar’s lectures are as imaginative and entertaining as his works of fiction, and he enjoys speaking to audiences of all ages on the writing process and sharing the backstories of how his bestselling novels came to be.
Sachar was born in New York and raised in California, where he attended college and law school. While working in an elementary school during college, he was inspired to begin writing books for children. His middle grade novels often feature complex characters, struggling through captivating adventures and are beloved by children and educators alike. He lives in Austin, Texas with his family.
From "Louis the Yard Teacher" to Bestselling Author
In this lecture, Louis Sachar shares how he went from being a noontime supervisor at an elementary school to a bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for young readers. He shares with audiences insights into his writing process and colorful tales of the inspiration behind his beloved books.
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