Literary Birthday – 18 August – Sonia Levitin


Happy Birthday, Sonia Levitin, born 18 August 1934

Three Quotes

  1. Stories are my art and my solace. They could also be my weapons. Stories give more than facts. Stories touch the conscience and stimulate action. That is my motive and my goal, to put research and study and feeling into that cauldron called the novel.
  2. Through my writing, I have made new friends and continued to learn about this world of ours in all its wonder, with all its challenges.
  3. When I was only eleven years old, I decided to become a writer. I told this ambition in a letter to Laura Ingalls Wilder; the die was cast. How could I go back on my word?

Sonia Levitin is a German American novelist, artist, producer, Holocaust Survivor, and author of over forty novels and picture books for young adults and children. She won an Edgar Allan Poe Award for her book Incident at Loring Groves.

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by Amanda Patterson