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Paula Fox

Paula Fox is an American writer of novels for adults and children. For her contributions as a children's writer she won the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1978, the highest international recognition for a creator of children's books. She has also won several awards including the 1974 Newbery Medal for her novel The Slave Dancer, and a 1983 National Book Award in category Children's Fiction (paperback) for A Place Apart.