One of America’s favourite authors and a bestseller all around the world, Judy Blume was born on 12 February, 1938 in Elizabeth, New Jersey and is hugely admired for children’s and young adult books. She talks about important topics like growing up in her books with real wit and candour.
She has received criticism for her open and honest style but also is widely praised for this approach – and her fans agree; she’s sold over 82 million copies of her books worldwide and they’ve been translated into 32 languages. Judy has won various awards over her career, which began in 1969 with the publication of The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo. She is also the author of Blubber, Deenie and Fudge.