Awards & Winners

Karen Cushman

Date of Birth 04-October-1941
Place of Birth Chicago
(Illinois, United States of America, Chicago metropolitan area, Area code 872)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Writer
Karen Cushman is an American writer of historical fiction. Her 1995 novel The Midwife's Apprentice won the Newbery Medal for children's literature, and her 1994 novel Catherine, Called Birdy won a Newbery Honor. She has a bachelor of arts degree in Greek and English from Stanford University. In addition, she has a master's degree in human behavior as well as a master's degree in museum studies. For eleven years she was adjunct professor in the Museum Studies Department at John F. Kennedy University before resigning in 1996 to write full-time. She lives and writes on a misty green island near Seattle, Washington.

Awards by Karen Cushman

Check all the awards nominated and won by Karen Cushman.


Nominations 2005 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Rodzina
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John Newbery Medal
Honored for : The Midwife's Apprentice

Nominations 1996 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
John Newbery Medal The Midwife's Apprentice


John Newbery Medal
Honored for : Catherine, Called Birdy

Nominations 1995 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
John Newbery Medal Catherine, Called Birdy