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Gary Paulsen
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Born Gary James Paulsen
(1939-05-17)May 17, 1939
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Died October 13, 2021(2021-10-13) (aged 82)
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Period 1966–2021
Genre Young adult fiction, adventure novels, nonfiction
Subject Adventure memoirs, sports
Notable works
Notable awards Margaret Edwards Award
1997
Spouse Ruth Wright Paulsen
Relatives Michael Paulsen, Paulette Paulsen, and Bill Paulsen

Gary James Paulsen (May 17, 1939 – October 13, 2021) was an American writer. He was best known for coming of age stories about the wilderness. His best known books are Dogsong (1985), The Winter Room (1989), and Harris and Me (1993). He also wrote Woodsong (1990) and Winterdance (1994).

He won the Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 1997.

Paulsen died on October 13, 2021 at the age of 82.

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