Elizabeth Fama

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General Information

Name: Elizabeth Fama

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction


Website: http://www.elizabethfama.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabethfama

Tumblr: http://elizabethfama.tumblr.com/

Email: fama.elizabeth (at) gmail.com

Illinois Connection

Fama lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

The author attended the University of Chicago and received a BA in Biology with honors, an MBA, and a PhD in Economics and Finance.

Published Works

  • Overboard, Cricket, 2002
  • Monstrous Beauty, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012
  • Plus One, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014

Titles at Your Library


ISBN: 0812626524
Release Date: 2002-04-09

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Monstrous Beauty

ISBN: 1250034256
Release Date: 2013-10-01

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Plus One

ISBN: 0374360073
Release Date: 2014-04-08

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Literary Awards

Monstrous Beauty

  • 2013 Odyssey Honor Award (Best Audiobook)
  • 2013 YALSA Best Fiction For Young Adults
  • 2013 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
  • 2013 (Top Ten) Best Audiobooks for Teens, School Library Journal
  • 2012 Nerdies Book Award Nominee


  • Named a 2003 ALA Best Book for Young Readers (one of only eleven books selected unanimously that year)
  • 2002-2003 honor award for children's fiction, Society of Midland Authors
  • Starred Review: Kliatt (a bi-monthly review magazine of young-adult literature)

Nominated for five readers' choice awards:

  • The Great Stone Face Award, 2003-2004, New Hampshire
  • The Tayshas, 2003-2004, Texas
  • The Rebecca Caudill Award, 2005, Illinois
  • The Beehive Award, 2005-2006, Utah
  • The Sunshine State Young Readers Award, 2006-2007, Florida

Plus One

  • If You Can Imagine Showcase, Children's Book Council

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Elizabeth Fama on WorldCat


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