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Eve Bunting is an Irish author of more than 250 books, including both fiction and non-fiction, most of which are aimed at children and young adults.
Bunting was born in Maghera, Ireland, in 1928. She has said that her writing comes out of the Irish story-telling tradition. Her first published book, 1971’s The Two Giants, was a retelling of an Irish folktale. While many of her books have been published as picture books, she has also written a considerable number of novels for children.
After attending Methodist College and Queen’s University, both in Belfast, she moved to Scotland with her husband. The family moved to the United States in 1958. She attended Pasadena City College the following year, where she took a writing course. She continues to write from her home in Pasadena, California.
Bunting’s writing has won numerous awards. In 1976, she was given the Golden Kite Award for One More Flight. Her 1993 book, Coffin on a Case, earned her an Edgar Award for Best Juvenile book. Her 1995 book, Smoky Night, won the Caldecott Medal.
Over the course of her career, Bunting has included diversity in her books. Smoky Night is about the Lost Angeles riots and tackles the subject of racism. Her 2006 book, One Green Apple, features a girl who has immigrated to America from an Arab country. Fly Away Home, published in 2012, deals with homelessness.
Bunting has also authored four non-fiction books. These include 1977’s Skateboards: How to Make Them, How to Ride Them, as well as titles about sharks and whales.