Featured Author

News Date: 
06 January 2018

Our current Featured Author is:
Gordon Korman
  Gordon Korman was born October 23, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where he lived until 1970. He grew up in Thornhill, Ontario just north of Toronto, Ontario and attended German Mills Public school, and public high school at Thornlea Secondary school in Thornhill, Ontario. He then moved to the United States to attend college at New York University, where he studied film and film writing. Korman received a BFA from New York University in 1985, with a degree in dramatic visual writing and a minor in motion picture and television.

   Korman wrote his first book when he was 12 years old. While he was attending German Mills School, his seventh grade English teacher required the students to write a book report as an assignment. Korman didn’t want to read the books available at the library, so he created his own and did a book report on it. This became the manuscript for Korman’s first book, This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall series.
   Korman was the Scholastic Arrow Book Club monitor for the class. After the assignment, he mailed his manuscript to Scholastic. This Can’t Be Happening at Macdonald House was published by Scholastic Press in 1978, when he was only 14 years old. Before graduating from high school in Thornhill, Ontario, Korman wrote and published five books.
    Korman has written more than 80 books which have sold more than 17 million copies in his career that has spanned four decades.