Awards & Winners

Carolyn Coman

Date of Birth 1951
Place of Birth Evanston
(Cook County, Illinois, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Author, Writer, Novelist
Carolyn Coman is a writer of children's books, living in South Hampton, New Hampshire. Her books What Jamie Saw and Many Stones were nominated for several awards. She worked as a bookbinder 1975-84 and later as an editor with Heinemann before she became a full-time writer. Her books include the portrait documentary of the debut, and a picture book before 4 novels for young adults from 1993 to 2000. Her two latest books, for middle grade readers, combines humour, investigation and a sense of nostalgia. Her four young adult novels are described as “she explores the darker sides of growing up:dealing with parent's abandonment through death in Tell Me Everything, abuse by a stepparent in What Jamie Saw, sibling incest in Bee and Jacky and a political-inspired tragedy in Many Stones.” Many Stones was inspired by the murder of Amy Biehl. Her book What Jamie Saw was short-listed for the Newbery Medal and National Book Award, it was also nominated for Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award. Many Stones was a National Book Award finalist, won the Michael L. Printz Award and were listed among School Library Journal's Best Books of The Year.

Awards by Carolyn Coman

Check all the awards nominated and won by Carolyn Coman.


Nominations 2006 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award The big house
4 up


Nominations 2001 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Michael L. Printz Award Many Stones
Honor Book


Nominations 2000 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Young People's Literature Many Stones


John Newbery Medal
Honored for : What Jamie Saw

Nominations 1996 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
John Newbery Medal What Jamie Saw
National Book Award for Young People's Literature What Jamie Saw