Awards & Winners

Norma Fox Mazer

Date of Birth 15-May-1931
Place of Birth New York City
(New York, United States of America, Area code 917)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Norma Mazer
Profession Writer, Author, Teacher
Norma Fox Mazer was an American author and teacher, best known for her books for children and young adults. Her novels featured credible young characters confronting difficult situations such as family separation and death. She was born in New York City but grew up in Glens Falls, New York, with parents Michael and Jean Garlan Fox. Mazer graduated from Glens Falls High School, then went to Antioch College, where she met Harry Mazer, whom she married in 1950; they had four children, three of whom survived Mazer, one of whom, Anne Mazer, is also a writer. In addition to Antioch, Mazer also studied at Syracuse University. In 2009, Mazer died of brain cancer at age 78. Mazer began writing professionally as a young mother and for several years she and her husband Harry wrote confessional stories for pulp magazines; they would later write several novels together. Mazer's books were praised for the intelligence of their dialogue, psychological acumen, and the nuance with which domestic difficulties and tragedies were portrayed in the lives of young people. Rather than offering simple resolutions, her stories charted more complex and sometimes suspenseful paths that followed the characters' growth and self-knowledge.

Awards by Norma Fox Mazer

Check all the awards nominated and won by Norma Fox Mazer.


John Newbery Medal
Honored for : After the Rain

Nominations 1988 »

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John Newbery Medal After the Rain


Edgar Award for Best Juvenile
Honored for : Taking Terri Mueller

Nominations 1982 »

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Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Taking Terri Mueller


Nominations 1974 »

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National Book Award for Children's Books A Figure of Speech