About Patricia Reilly Giff

Patricia Reilly Giff is a two-time Newbery Honor-winning novelist and a household name among educators, children, and parents. The respected author of over 60 books for young people and the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Newbery Honor Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Giff is a much-loved author who continues to provide generations of readers with heartwarming, humorous, and unforgettable novels to enjoy. Giff has been featured in national media outlets such as The New York Times and C-SPAN’s Book TV, and has been interviewed by numerous television, radio, and newspapers across the country. With over 16 million copies of her books sold, and 20 plus years of experience as a reading teacher and consultant, Giff brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the children’s literary world.

A dynamic, warm, and memorable speaker, Giff has spent years speaking at schools, libraries, bookstores, and conferences across the country, where she shares her personal story of how she became a writer, her writing process, and more.

Giff resides in Trumbull, CT with her husband, Jim. They have three children and seven grandchildren.

Praise for Eleven:

“This intimate story realistically examines friendship, family secrets and the struggles of a learning-disability child trying to make sense fo the world.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“An engrossing examination of a profound theme in the deft hands of a discerning author.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)