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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Miriam Busch  

Pen Name: Miriam Busch Goin

Genre: C:CHILD Fiction

Born: in Illinois


Illinois Connection

Busch lives in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Miriam Busch is a freelance writer, copyeditor and proofreader. She received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. While working other jobs, she wrote in secret for many years and now writes full-time. Miriam is married to Illinois illustrator [ Larry Day.] Their first collaboration is the award-winning book, ''Lion, Lion''.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *2012 Herman W. Block Award *2013 Jane Resh Thomas Prize '''''Lion, Lion''''' *Best Books, NPR, 2014 *Indie Bound Next List, 2014 *Junior Library Guild Selection, 2014 *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015 '''''Raisin, The Littlest Cow''''' *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018