Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gavriel Savit  

Pen Name: 

Genre: Fiction History

Audience: Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Savit moved to Springfield in 2019.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gavriel Savit holds a BFA in musical theater from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he grew up. As an actor and singer, Gavriel has performed on three continents, from New York to Brussels to Tokyo.


Anna and the Swallow Man

New York Times Bestseller

Best Book of the Year, Publishers Weekly

Starred Review, Horn Book

Starred Review, Shelf Awareness

Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: No.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Anna and the Swallow Man
ISBN: 0553522086. OCLC Number: 891100702

Ember . .

When her university professor father is sent by the Gestapo to a concentration camp, seven-year-old Anna travels the Polish countryside with the mysterious Swallow Man during World War II.