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Louis Sachar
Sachar at the 2006 Texas Book Festival
Born (1954-03-20) March 20, 1954 (age 67)
East Meadow, New York, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Hastings College of the Law
GenresChildren's fiction
Spouse(s)Carla Askew


Louis Sachar (/ˈsækər/ SAK-ər; born March 20, 1954) is an American children's book author. His best known books are the Wayside School series and the award-winner, Holes novel.

Holes won the 1998 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature[1] and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children".[2] In 2013, it was ranked number six among all-time children's novels in a survey published by School Library Journal.[3]

Louis Sachar was born in East Meadow, New York United States.


Wayside School
Marvin Redpost
  • Kidnapped at Birth? (1992)
  • Why Pick on Me? (1993)
  • Is He a Girl? (1993)
  • Alone In His Teacher's House (1994)
  • Class President (1999)
  • A Flying Birthday Cake? (1999)
  • Super Fast Out of Control! (2000)
  • A Magic Crystal? (2000)
Holes series

Other books