Deborah Heiligman

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Deborah Heiligman

Deborah Heiligman writes for the young and the young at heart. She is the author of Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers, which won the 2017 Boston Globe Horn Book Award, and Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith, a finalist for the National Book Award, both books for young adults. She has also written childrens' books and what she calls middle readers.

She graduated from Brown University in 1980 with a degree in religious studies and got her start in writing at Moment Magazine in Boston, but she says she learned how to write for children at Scholastic News in New York.

Heiligman has published 31 books so far, including the newest, Vincent and Theo.

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