Eliot Schrefer biography

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Eliot Schrefer

Eliot Schrefer

Eliot Schrefer Biography

After a childhood spent in Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland, and Florida, he attended Harvard University, where he graduated with High Honors in French and American literature. He then spent a year teaching at a boarding school in Rome before settling down in New York City, where he writes fiction during the day and tutors for the SATs in the evening.

Eliot Schrefer is the author of Endangered, a 2012 National Book Award finalist in Young People's Literature. Schrefer journeyed to the Democratic Republic of Congo while researching the novel, and has since traveled wider as he's embarked on a quartet of novels about the great apes, one book for each primate, detailing a young person's relationship with that animal.

He is also the author of The Deadly Sister, The School for Dangerous Girls, Glamorous Disasters, and The New Kid.

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