Lowry, Lois (nee Hammersberg)
Currently alive, at 78 years of age.
1937 – She was born on the 20th day of March this year in Hawaii, United States.
1939 – She and her family moved from Hawaii to Brooklyn, New York.
1942 – Her father was deployed to the Pacific during World War II. Lowry’s father served on a hospital ship called HOPE and on the island of Tinian during the war.
1948 – She and her family moved to Tokyo, Japan where her father was stationed.
1950 – She attended Curtis High School on Staten Island.
1952 – She entered Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights, New York, where she finished high school.
1954 – She entered Brown University this year.
1956 – She married to Donald Lowry, a naval officer, at the age of 19.
1962 – Her sister Helen who is three years older died this year at the age of 28.
1972 – Her children became older Lowry found time to complete her degree in English literature from the University of Southern Maine in Portland.
1977 – She wrote A Summer to Die which was published in this year and divorced her husband at the age of 40.
1979 – She began her “Anastasia” series of books with Anastasia Krupnik, the story of a precocious and quirky ten-year-old girl (based, in part, upon Lowry’s own daughters) who wants to be a writer.
1980 – She published her most autobiographical work, Autumn Street.
1986 – She writes seven sequels to this book including Anastasia Has the Answers in this year.
1990 – She has been awarded the Newbery Medal for Number the Stars.
1991 – She also published Anastasia at This Address in this year.
1994 – She has been awarded the Newbery Medal for The Giver, her most famous and controversial work.
1995 – Her son Grey was killed in the crash of his fighter plane this year.
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