Awards & Winners

Robbie Branscum

Date of Birth 17-June-1937
Place of Birth Big Flat
(Baxter County, Arkansas, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Robbie Nell Tilley Branscum
Profession Writer, Author
Robbie Nell Tilley Branscum was an American writer of children's books and young adult fiction. Her books were awarded with a Friends of American Writers Award and an Edgar Award. Robbie was born on a farm near Big Flat, Arkansas. Her father died when she was only four years old and she grew up with her poor grandparents on another farm. Branscum dropped out from school after the seventh-grade. She continued to read books and write poetry and songs and provided for her livelihood through work at dirt farms. At the age of 15 she married Dwane Branscum. She gave birth to a daughter and divorced at the age of 25. Her life took a major turn after the newsletter of her church, the Southern Baptist, printed an article she had written. Subsequently she decided to become an author. Her first book was Me and Jim Luke. Branscum published 20 books in 20 years time. Several of her books were translated into Danish, Italian, and Swedish. Branscum worked with literary agent Barthold Fles. She died from a heart attack in 1997 in her home in San Pablo, California.

Awards by Robbie Branscum

Check all the awards nominated and won by Robbie Branscum.


Edgar Award for Best Juvenile
Honored for : The Murder of Hound Dog Bates

Nominations 1983 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Edgar Award for Best Juvenile The Murder of Hound Dog Bates