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M. T. Anderson (1) (1968–)

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M. T. Anderson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 4, 1968. He was educated in English literature at Harvard University and Cambridge University, and received his MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. He primarily writes picture books for children and novels for young vis mere adults. His 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. His young adult books include Thirsty, Burger Wuss, and Feed, which won the L.A. Times Book Award for YA fiction in 2003. He also writes the series A Pals in Peril Tale, and The Norumbegan Quartet. Anderson Won the 2006 National Book Award in Young People's Literature for The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party. His title Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad, was a finalist for the 2016 YALSA-ALA Award for Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af M. T. Anderson

Feed (2002) 5,132 eksemplarer
Tørst (1997) 818 eksemplarer
Whales on Stilts! (2005) 646 eksemplarer
The Game of Sunken Places (2004) 619 eksemplarer
Burger Wuss (1999) 366 eksemplarer
Landscape with Invisible Hand (2017) 281 eksemplarer
Handel, Who Knew What He Liked (2001) 261 eksemplarer
The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen (2006) 224 eksemplarer
The Daughters of Ys (2020) 216 eksemplarer
The Suburb Beyond the Stars (2010) 134 eksemplarer
Yvain: The Knight of the Lion (2017) 130 eksemplarer
Strange Mr. Satie (2003) — Forfatter — 127 eksemplarer
Agent Q, or The Smell of Danger! (2010) 94 eksemplarer
The Serpent Came to Gloucester (2005) 84 eksemplarer
The Empire of Gut and Bone (2011) 59 eksemplarer
Zombie Mommy (2011) 58 eksemplarer
Elf Dog and Owl Head (2023) 56 eksemplarer
He Laughed with His Other Mouths (2014) 53 eksemplarer
The Chamber in the Sky (2012) 33 eksemplarer
Horizon: Apex Predator (2018) 30 eksemplarer
The Old, Dead Nuisance (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Nicked: A Novel (2024) 2 eksemplarer
The Gray Boy's Work 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (2009) — Bidragyder — 1,143 eksemplarer
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Bidragyder — 764 eksemplarer
Gothic: Ten Original Dark Tales (2004) — Bidragyder — 349 eksemplarer
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Bidragyder — 341 eksemplarer
Guys Read: Thriller (2011) — Bidragyder — 315 eksemplarer
Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All (2018) — Bidragyder — 311 eksemplarer
Shelf Life: Stories by the Book (2003) — Bidragyder — 300 eksemplarer
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Bidragyder — 276 eksemplarer
Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales (2014) — Bidragyder — 243 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection (2005) — Bidragyder — 223 eksemplarer
The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural (2009) — Bidragyder — 199 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: 21st Annual Collection (2008) — Bidragyder — 168 eksemplarer
Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday (2004) — Bidragyder — 164 eksemplarer
Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork (2006) — Bidragyder — 110 eksemplarer
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Bidragyder — 61 eksemplarer
Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies (2011) — Forord — 54 eksemplarer
Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places (2003) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
The Collectors: Stories (2023) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer

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Andre navne
Anderson, Matthew Tobin (birth name)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Stow, Massachusetts, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Harvard University
University of Cambridge
Syracuse University
university instructor
music critic
children's book author
National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Margaret A. Edwards Award (2019)
Kort biografi
Matthew Tobin Anderson (b. 1968), American author of children's picture books and young adult literature Winner of the 2006 National Book Award for young people's literature for The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume One: The Pox Party



To be honest, there's very little chance I would normally pick up a biography of Dmitri Shostakovich, even though such a topic does sound interesting in a hypothetical sense; I simply just don't read a ton of nonfiction. But tell me about a biography of Dmitri Shostakovich written by the best YA author currently working, M. T. Anderson, and of course I'm all over it.

This takes in Shostakovich's whole life, but mostly focuses on the siege of Leningrad, when the Nazi army cut the city off from any supply lines; it chronicles Shostakovich's life up until that point but also provides a lot of historical information about the history of the Soviet Union for context. Even though it's for a YA audience, I found it totally successful for an adult audience, and even ended up recommending it to my father, a WWII buff but definitely not a YA reader, who enjoyed it so much that a couple months later he was citing facts he learned from it back to me, having forgotten I was the one who recommended it to him to begin with. Anderson even does some original research here; poking around on Google Scholar, it seems that academics are citing his work in peer-reviewed journals already.

The book is pretty horrifying. WWII-era Soviet Russia was a pretty awful place to live even before the Nazis showed up. Anderson does a great job exploring the intersection of politics and art, how art is shaped by politics and works to defy it. Anderson writes about music beautifully (no easy feat!) and really gets us into the head of Shostakovich in particular and the world of Russia in general; I learned a lot about Stalin from this, actually. Overall, excellent work, and a good example of why M. T. Anderson is one of my favorite authors full stop, not just one of my favorite YA authors.
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Stevil2001 | 48 andre anmeldelser | Feb 28, 2024 |
The style in which this was written lent itself strongly to an audiobook reading. I probably enjoyed it more by listening to the excellent narrator than I would have had I tried to plow through the futuristic Valley-speak. The ending, though, was so-o-o-o depressing.
Treebeard_404 | 431 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
Terrific story, vividly brought to life in Anderson's clear, effective style. Rich with history, conversation, poetry, and music, always music. A page-turner.
fmclellan | 48 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |



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