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Biography M. T. Anderson

Matthew Tobin Anderson, known as M. T. Anderson, is an American author, primarily of picture books for children and novels for young adults. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Anderson's picture books include Handel Who Knew What He Liked, Strange Mr. Satie, The Serpent Came to Gloucester, and Me, All Alone, at the End of the World. He has written such young adult books as, Thirsty, Burger Wuss, Feed, The Game of Sunken Places and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing. His novels for middle school readers include the series, M. T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales, comprised of Whales on Stilts, The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen, and Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware.

Born December 31, 1967, in Stow, Massachusetts,[citation needed] Anderson attended Harvard, University of Cambridge, and Syracuse. He worked at Candlewick Press before Thirsty was accepted for publication. Anderson is a former instructor at Vermont College in Montpelier, Vermont, and former music critic for The Improper Bostonian.

Anderson is also a board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance,a national non-profit organization that advocates for literacy, literature, and libraries.

Feed | The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation | The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: Volume 1, the Pox Party | Whales on Stilts |The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen

Bibliography

Novels

Thirsty(1997)
Burger Wuss(1999)
Feed (2002)
The Game of Sunken Places(2004)
Whales on Stilts (2005)
The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen (2006)
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation: Volume 1, the Pox Party(2006)
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation (2008)

The Game of Sunken Places | Burger Wuss | Thirsty

Short fiction

"Barcarole for Paper and Bones", Shelf Life: Stories by the Book, edited by Gary Paulsen. (Simon & Schuster, 2003).
"A Brief Guide to the Ghosts of Great Britain" (memoir), Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places, edited by Jill Davis. (Viking, 2003). Reprinted in the September/October 2005 issue of the young adult literature magazine Cicada.
"The Mud and Fever Dialogues", Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday, edited by Megan McCafferty. (Three Rivers Press, 2004).
"Watch and Wake", Gothic: Ten Original Dark Tales, edited by Deborah Noyes. (Candlewick, 2004).
"My Maturity, In Flames", Guys Write for Guys Read, edited by Jon Scieszka. (Viking, 2005).

Prizes and Awards

Feed was a 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner, a 2003 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, and a finalist for the 2002 National Book Award.

Handel Who Knew What He Liked was a 2002 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book.

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Volume 1: The Pox Party (2006) the winner of the 2006 National Book Award for Young People. It was named a 2007 Michael L. Printz Honor book for literary excellence in young adult literature,[3] given by the Young Adult Library Services Association.

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