Susan Cooper biography

Susan Cooper

Novelist, Author

1935 –

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Who is Susan Cooper?

Susan Mary Cooper is an English-born American author of children's books. She is best known for The Dark Is Rising, a contemporary fantasy series set in England and Wales, which incorporates British mythology, such as the Arthurian legends, and Welsh folk heroes. For that work, in 2012 she won the lifetime Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association recognizing her contribution to writing for teens. In the 1970s two of the five novels were named the year's best English-language book with an "authentic Welsh background" by the Welsh Books Council.

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Born
May 23, 1935
Burnham
Also known as
  • Susan Mary Cooper
  • Susan Cooper Cronyn
  • Susan M. Grant
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • British people
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University of Oxford
  • Somerville College, Oxford
  • Upton Court Grammar School

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on July 23, 2013

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