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Lynne Kositsky (1947-) Biography

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Born 1947, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Education: B.A. in psychology; B.Ed. in education; M.A. in English; various honors specialist teaching diplomas in English and drama.

Agent—c/o Author Mail, Kids Can Press, 2250 Military Rd., Tonawanda, NY 14150.

Author of books for children and young adults; poet. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, educator; has also taught at middle school and secondary schools.

Writers' Union of Canada, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers.


Candles, Roussan (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 1998.

Rebecca's Flame, Roussan (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 1998.

A Question of Will, Roussan (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 2000.

The Thought of High Windows, Kids Can Press (Tonawanda, NY), 2004.

Claire by Moonlight, Tundra Books (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2005.


Rachel: A Mighty Big Imagining, Penguin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

Rachel: The Maybe House, Penguin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

Rachel: Certificate of Freedom, Penguin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

Rachel: An Elephant Tree Christmas, Penguin (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2004.


PCB Jam, Unfinished Monument Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1981.

Contributor of poems to periodicals, including Toronto Life, Waves, Quarry, University of Toronto Review, and Canadian Women Studies.

The Thought of High Windows has been optioned for an HBO Movie of the Week.

Researching and writing a novel for adults about Emilia Bassano Lanier, who may have been the "Dark Lady" of Shakespeare's sonnets; research for a young adult novel about the plague in Eyam, Derbyshire, England, in the seventeenth century.

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