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Francesca Lia Block (1962-) Biography

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

Born 1962, in Hollywood, CA; Education: University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1986. Politics: Democrat.

Agent—c/o Author Mail, Lydia Wills Artists Agency, 230 West 55th St., Suite 29D, New York, NY 10019.


Authors Guild, Authors League of America, Writers Guild of America, Phi Beta Kappa.


Weetzie Bat, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1989.

Witch Baby, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1990.

Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1991.

Missing Angel Juan, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1993.

The Hanged Man, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1994.

Baby Be-Bop, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1995.

Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1995.

I Was a Teenage Fairy, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1998.

Violet and Claire, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1999.

Echo, Joanna Cotler Books (New York, NY), 2001.

Wasteland, Joanna Cotler Books (New York, NY), 2003.

Beautiful Boys: Two Weetzie Bat Books (includes Missing Angel Juan and Baby Be-Bop), HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2004.

Goat Girls: Two Weetzie Bat Books (includes Witch Baby and Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys), HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2004.

Necklace of Kisses, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2005.


Moon Harvest, illustrated by Irving Block, Santa Susanna Press (Northridge, CA), 1978.

Season of Green, illustrated by Irving Block, Santa Susanna Press (Northridge, CA), 1979.


Ectasia (novel), Penguin (New York, NY), 1993.

Primavera (novel; sequel to Ectasia), Penguin (New York, NY), 1994.

Girl Goddess #9: Nine Stories, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1996.

(With Hillary Carlip) Zine Scene, Girl Press, 1998.

Nymph, Circlet Press, 2000.

Guarding the Moon: A Mother's First Year (autobiography), HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor of short stories to anthologies, including Am I Blue?, edited by Marion Dane Bauer, 1994; When I Was Your Age, edited by Amy Ehrlich, 1994; and Soft Tar, 1994. Developer of soap operas for USA and MTV networks.

Block's books have been translated into several languages, including French, Italian, German, and Japanese.

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