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Louis Sachar
Sachar at the 2006 Texas Book Festival
Sachar at the 2006 Texas Book Festival
Born March 20, 1954 (1954-03-20) (age 67)
East Meadow, New York, U.S.
Occupation Writer
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Hastings College of the Law
Genre Children's fiction
Spouse Carla Askew
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Louis Sachar ( SAK-ər; born March 20, 1954) is an American children's book author. His best known books are the Wayside School series and the award-winner, Holes novel.

Holes won the 1998 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children". In 2013 it was ranked number six among all-time children's novels in a survey published by School Library Journal.

Louis Sachar was born in East Meadow, New York United States.


Wayside School
Marvin Redpost
  • Kidnapped at Birth? (1992)
  • Why Pick on Me? (1993)
  • Is He a Girl? (1993)
  • Alone In His Teacher's House (1994)
  • Class President (1999)
  • A Flying Birthday Cake? (1999)
  • Super Fast Out of Control! (2000)
  • A Magic Crystal? (2000)
Holes series
Other books
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