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Edward Bloor
Bloor in 2006
Bloor in 2006
Born October 12, 1950 (1950-10-12) (ageĀ 70)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Period 1997-present
Genre Young adult fiction

Edward William Bloor (born October 12, 1950) is an American novelist and playwright, best known for Tangerine and London Calling.

Biography

Bloor was born in Trenton, New Jersey, son of Edward Bloor and Mary Cowley. Bloor graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1968; the school inducted him into its hall of fame in 2015. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University in 1973. Married Pamela Dixon (a teacher), August 4, 1984. Father to a daughter and a son. Bloor lives in Winter Garden, Florida.

Works

  • Tangerine, Harcourt, 1997
  • Crusader, Harcourt, 1999
  • Story Time, Harcourt, 2001
  • London Calling, Alfred A. Knopf, 2006
  • Taken, Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
  • Memory Lane, Kindle/Nook, 2010
  • A Plague Year, Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
  • Summer of Smoke, Kindle/Nook, 2015
  • Candlemas Eve, Kindle/Nook, 2016
  • Centennial, SchulerBooks, 2017
  • Fireside Chats, SchulerBooks, 2018
  • Many Mansions, Chapbook Press, 2019
  • The Star in the East, Chapbook Press, 2020
  • The Untimely Adventures of Mimi: Christopher Columbus, (with Amanda Breed), Chapbook Press, 2020

Awards

  • For Tangerine
    • American Library Association Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, 1997
    • Edgar Award nomination for Best Young Adult Novel, 1998
    • American Booksellers Association Pick of the List, 1997
    • New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 1997
    • "Horn Book" Fanfare Book
    • A "BCCB" Blue Ribbon Book
  • For Crusader
  • For Story Time
  • For London Calling
  • For Taken
    • The Florida Book Award Silver Medal, 2008
    • Florida Sunshine State Readers Selection, 2010
  • For A Plague Year
    • Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award Selection, 2012
  • For Centennial
    • FTF Miami, New Year/New Work Play Reading Series Selection, 2020

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