Awards & Winners

Ellen Raskin

Date of Birth 13-March-1928
Place of Birth Milwaukee
(Wisconsin, United States of America, Area code 414)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Ellen Ermingard Raskin
Profession Writer, Fashion designer, Illustrator, Author
Ellen Ermingard Raskin was an American writer, illustrator and fashion designer. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up during the Great Depression. She was educated at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Primarily a children's author, she received the 1979 Newbery Medal for her 1978 book The Westing Game and a 1975 Newbery Honor for her 1974 book Figgs & Phantoms. Raskin was also an accomplished graphic artist. She designed dozens of dust jackets for books for 15 years including the first edition of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. Raskin's first marriage ended in divorce. In 1965, she married Dennis Flanagan, editor of Scientific American. Raskin died at the age of 56 on August 8, 1984 in New York City due to complications from a connective-tissue disease.

Awards by Ellen Raskin

Check all the awards nominated and won by Ellen Raskin.


Nominations 1981 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Children’s Books (Fiction, Paperback) The Westing Game


John Newbery Medal
Honored for : The Westing Game

Nominations 1979 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
John Newbery Medal The Westing Game


Nominations 1976 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Edgar Award for Best Juvenile The Tattooed Potato and Other Clues


John Newbery Medal
Honored for : Figgs & Phantoms

Nominations 1975 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
John Newbery Medal Figgs & Phantoms