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The YA historical fiction standout is best known for A Year Down Yonder.
Richard Peck has won almost every children’s fiction award, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Newbery Medal (for A Year Down Yonder), the Scott O’ Dell Award (for The River Between Us), and the Edgar (for Are You in the House Alone?), and he has twice been nominated for a National Book Award. He was the first children’s author to ever have been awarded a National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.