Awards & Winners

Mary Q. Steele

Date of Birth 08-May-1922
Place of Birth Chattanooga
(Hamilton County, Tennessee, Marion County, United States of America, Area code 423)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Mary Steele, Wilson Gage, Mary Quintard Govan Steele
Profession Writer, Novelist, Author
Mary Quintard Govan Steele was a noted American author and naturalist. She wrote over 20 books --- some adult-style, but mostly children's books. One of her books, Journey Outside, was a Newbery Honor Book. Steele sometimes wrote under the name Wilson Gage. Steele was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Gilbert and Christine Govan. A graduate of the University of Chattanooga and was married to author William O. Steele. Her first book, The Secret of the Indian Mound, was published in 1958. In The Living Year, one of her only adult novels, she wrote, "I did not become a writer, but was born one, waking up in the morning to sort the day into scenes and characters and descriptions." She died in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Awards by Mary Q. Steele

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John Newbery Medal
Honored for : Journey Outside

Nominations 1970 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
John Newbery Medal Journey Outside