Katherine Marsh

Finalist, 2023 National Book Awards

Katherine Marsh is an award-winning author of novels for middle-grade readers including the forthcoming Medusa: The Myth of Monsters; The Lost Year, a Junior Library Guild Selection; Nowhere Boy, winner of the Middle East Book Award for Youth Literature; The Night Tourist, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery; Jepp, Who Defied the Stars, a New York Times Notable Book; and The Door By The Staircase.
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The Lost Year: A Survival Story of the Ukrainian Famine

ISBN 9781250313607 Roaring Brook Press / Macmillan Publishers

Thirteen-year-old Matthew is miserable. His journalist dad is stuck overseas indefinitely, and his mom has moved in his one-hundred-year-old great-grandmother to ride out the pandemic, adding to his stress and isolation. More about this book >

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Katherine Marsh

Katherine Marsh is an award-winning author of novels for middle-grade readers including the forthcoming Medusa: The Myth of Monsters; The Lost Year, a Junior Library Guild Selection; Nowhere Boy, winner of the Middle East Book Award for Youth Literature; The Night Tourist, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery; Jepp, Who Defied the Stars, a New York Times Notable Book; and The Door By The Staircase. Katherine grew up in Yonkers, New York in the home of her Ukrainian grandma who taught her to love stories and borscht. A former journalist and managing editor of The New Republic, Katherine lives in Washington, DC.

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