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Robert Edmond Cormier
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Occupation Author
Nationality USA
Period 1962 - 2000
Genres Suspense, Young Adult
Spouse Connie Cormier (b 1948)
Children Andrew Zimbal
Peter Cormier
Chris Cormier Hayes
Renee Wheeler
Relatives Lucien J. Cormier (father)
Irma M. Cormier (mother)

Robert Edmund Cormier (January 17, 1925 – November 2, 2000) was an American author, columnist, and reporter. His literature include negative feelings and ideas. His most popular books include I Am the Cheese, After the First Death, We All Fall Down and The Chocolate War. All of those novels won awards. Many people tried to keep his first book, The Chocolate War out of libraries because they thought it was bad for children. His books often show abuse, mental illness, violence, revenge, betrayal and conspiracy. In most of his novels, the good characters fail.


  • Now and At the Hour (1960)
  • Mrs. Riley is a Bad Teacher (1962) (unpublished? manuscript only?)
  • A Little Raw on Monday Mornings (1963)
  • Take Me Where the Good Times Are (1965)
  • The Chocolate War (1974)
  • I Am the Cheese (1977)
  • After the First Death (1979)
  • The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1983)
  • Beyond The Chocolate War (1985)
  • Fade (1988)
  • Other Bells for Us to Ring (1990) (Published in U.K. in 1991 under the title Darcy)
  • We All Fall Down (1991)
  • Tunes for Bears to Dance To (1992)
  • In the Middle of the Night (1995)
  • Tenderness (1998)
  • Heroes (1998)
  • The Rag and Bone Shop (2001)


  • Eight Plus One (1980)
  • The Moustache (1974)
  • Frenchtown Summer (1999)


  • I Have Words to Spend (1991)
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