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Alison McGhee

Alison McGhee

Alison McGhee Biography

Alison McGhee writes for all ages in all forms, from novels to poems to books for children. Her bestselling novel Shadow Baby was a Today Show Book Club pick, and her picture book for adults, Someday, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages, and she has won many fellowships and awards, including four Minnesota Book Awards, the Geisel medal, a MacDowell residency, and several American Library Association awards.

Alison has three grown children and lives a semi-nomadic life in Minneapolis, Vermont and California.

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