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Edward (Benjamin) Koren (1935-) Biography

Career, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Member, Honors Awards, Writings

Born 1935, in New York, NY; Education: Columbia University, B.A., 1957; Pratt Institute, M.F.A., 1964.

Agent—Pippin Properties, 155 East 38th St., Ste. 2H, New York, NY 10016.

Authors League, Society of American Graphic Artists.

Guggenheim fellowship, 1970-71; New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year, 1972, for Behind the Wheel; D.H.L., Union College, 1984.


Don't Talk to Strange Bears, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1969.

Behind the Wheel, Holt, Rinehart & Winston (New York, NY), 1972.

Do You Want to Talk About It?, Pantheon Books (New York, NY), 1976.

Are You Happy? And Other Questions Lovers Ask, Pantheon Books (New York, NY), 1978.

"Well, There's Your Problem," Penguin (New York, NY), 1980.

The Penguin Edward Koren, Penguin (New York, NY), 1982.

Caution: Small Ensembles, Pantheon (New York, NY), 1983.

What about Me?: Cartoons from the New Yorker, Pantheon Books (New York, NY), 1989.

Quality Time: Parenting, Progeny, and Pets, Villard Books (New York, NY), 1995.

The Hard Work of Simple Living: A Somewhat Blank Book for the Sustainable Hedonist, Chelsea Green Publishing Company (White River Junction, VT), 1998.

Very Hairy Harry, Joanna Cotler Books (New York, NY), 2003.


Delia Ephron, How to Eat Like a Child, and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up, Viking (New York, NY), 1978.

Winifred Rosen, Dragons Hate to be Discreet, Knopf (New York, NY), 1978.

Delia Ephron, Teenage Romance, or How to Die of Embarrassment, Viking (New York, NY), 1981.

Burton Bernstein, Plane Crazy: A Celebration of Flying, Houghton Mifflin (New York, NY), 1985.

Bay Judson, Art Ventures: A Guide for Families to Ten Works of Art in the Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, PA), 1987.

Delia Ephron, Do I Have to Say Hello?, Viking (New York, NY), 1989.

Peter Mayle, A Dog's Life, Knopf (New York, NY), 1995.

Alice Trillin, Dear Bruno, The New Press (New York, NY), 1996.

George Plimpton, Pet Peeves, or, Whatever Happened to Doctor Rawff?, Atlantic Monthly Press (New York, NY), 2000.

Mary-Lou Weisman, Traveling While Married, Algonquin Books (Chapel Hill, NC), 2003.

Illustrator (one of four stories) of The Gordon of Sesame Street Storybook, 1972. Contributor of drawings, caricatures, and illustrations to periodicals and magazines such as Time, Newsweek, Nation, Fortune, New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Vanity Fair.

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