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Gordon Korman


Gordon Korman is the author of more than 90 children's and young adult fiction books, most recently WhatsHisFace, Supergifted and Restart. His writing career began at the age of twelve when his seventh grade English assignment became his first published novel. Now, more than four decades later, he is a full-time writer and speaker, with over thirty million copies of his books in print in thirty-two languages.

Korman has a strong track record with middle-grade and young adult series, including several turns writing books in the best-selling 39 Clues adventure series. Korman also spent time on the NY Times bestselling list for the trilogy, Masterminds.

Each year Korman travels extensively, visiting schools and libraries, bringing his trademark humor and adventure styles to readers everywhere.  A native of Ontario, Canada, he lives with his family in Long Island, New York.

Learn more about Gordon Korman on his website.


Super Gifted
Super Un Gifted
Master Minds
39 Clues

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