Lloyd Alexander biography

Lloyd Alexander

Novelist, Author

1924 – 2007

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Who was Lloyd Alexander?

Lloyd Chudley Alexander was a widely influential American author of more than forty books, primarily fantasy novels for children and young adults. His most famous work is The Chronicles of Prydain, a series of five high fantasy novels whose conclusion, The High King, was awarded the 1969 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature. He won U.S. National Book Awards in 1971 and 1982.

Alexander was one creator of the children's literary magazine Cricket.

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Born
Jan 30, 1924
Philadelphia
Also known as
  • Lloyd Chudley Alexander
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Upper Darby High School
    ( - 1940)
  • University of Paris
Lived in
  • Philadelphia
Died
May 17, 2007
Drexel Hill
Resting place
Arlington Cemetery Co

Submitted
on July 23, 2013