Keith McGowan

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General Information

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Name: Keith McGowan

Pen Name: None

Genres: Children's Fiction

Born: 1968 in Brooklyn, New York




Photo Credit: A. Nohalka.

Illinois Connection

McGown lived and worked in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Keith McGowan has worked most of his life as an educator. He helped run an elementary afterschool program and day camp, taught mathematics and science, volunteered for a year as a teacher in Haiti, developed curricula for a non-profit in Chicago that helps students go to college, and tutored students who were unable to attend school full-time. Nowadays he writes fiction full-time.

In 2010, Keith was awarded the Thurber House residency, given to one children’s book author each year in honor of American author and humorist James Thurber. His first book for children, The Witch’s Guide to Cooking with Children, was named a 2010 ALA Notable Children’s Recording and a 2011 Texas Bluebonnet book. McGowen currently resides with his family in Vienna, Austria.

Published Works

  • The Witch's Guide to Cooking Wtih Children, Henry Holt, 2009
  • The Witch's Curse, Henry Holt, 2013

Titles at Your Library

The Witch's Curse (Christy Ottaviano Books)

ISBN: 0805093249
Release Date: 2013-03-19

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards

The Witch’s Guide to Cooking with Children

  • ALA Notable Children’s Recording, 2010
  • Texas Bluebonnet book, 2011

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

McGowan is represented by McIntosh & Otis in New York -

External Links

Keith McGowan on WorldCat


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