GARY PAULSEN Biography - Writers


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Name:Gary Paulsen                                                                 
Born: May 17, 1939 (age 68)                                                       
Gary Paulsen is an American writer, who writes many young adult coming of age     
stories about the wilderness. He is the author of more than 200 books (many of     
which are out of print), 200 magazine articles and short stories, and several     
plays, all primarily for young adults.                                             
Born in Minnesota in 1939, he was raised by his grandmother and aunts. Paulsen     
used his work as a magazine proofreader to learn the craft of writing. In 1966,   
his first book was published under the title The Special War . Using his varied   
life experiences, especially those of an outdoorsman (a hunter, trapper, and       
three-time competitor in the 1,150 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race), Paulsen     
writes about what he knows best.