Awards & Winners

Olivia Coolidge

Date of Birth 16-October-1908
Place of Birth London
(England, United Kingdom, Great Britain)
Nationality United Kingdom, United States of America
Also know as Margaret Olivia Ensor Coolidge
Profession Writer, Teacher
Margaret Olivia Ensor Coolidge was a British and American writer and educator. She wrote many children's books including Greek Myths, her debut, and The Trojan War; Legends of the North; Men of Athens, one runner-up for the 1963 Newbery Medal, and Lives of famous Romans; and biographies of Eugene O'Neill, Edith Wharton, Gandhi, and Tom Paine. Olivia Coolidge was born in London to Sir Robert Ensor, a journalist and historian. She earned a degree in Classics and Philosopohy at Somerville College, Oxford, in 1931 and a Master's degree in 1940. In Germany, England and the U.S. she taught Greek, Latin, and English. In 1946 she married Archibald C. Coolidge of Connecticut, who had four children.

Awards by Olivia Coolidge

Check all the awards nominated and won by Olivia Coolidge.


John Newbery Medal
Honored for : Men of Athens

Nominations 1963 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
John Newbery Medal Men of Athens