Paula Fox was born on April 22, 1923, and died on March 1, 2017.
Fox won the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1978, the highest international recognition for a creator of children’s books.
Fox also won several awards for particular children’s books including the 1974 Newbery Medal for her novel The Slave Dancer, a 1983 National Book Award in category Children’s Fiction (paperback) for A Place Apart, and the 2008 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for A Portrait of Ivan (1969) in its German-language edition Ein Bild von Ivan.
During 2011, Fox was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame.
Fox’s adult novels went out of print in 1992.
During the mid 90’s she enjoyed a revival as her adult fiction was championed by a new generation of American writers.
She died in Brooklyn.
Paula Fox passed away at 93 years old.