|Born||August 10, 1981|
Vancouver, British Columbia
|Occupation||young adult novelist|
Jonathan Auxier (born August 10, 1981) is a Canadian-born writer of young adult literature.
Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US with his wife. He earned a BA from Trinity Western University in 2003 and a MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005. During graduate school, Auxier worked on a side project to refresh his creativity which he would eventually develop into the novel Peter Nimble; after graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in screenwriting.
Auxier won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award for his 2014 novel The Night Gardener. The book was also a shortlisted finalist for the Governor General's Award for English-language children's literature at the 2014 Governor General's Awards.
He won the Governor General's Award at the 2018 Governor General's Awards for Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster. Sweep also won the Children's/YA prize at the 2019 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature.
- Standalone works
- — (May 20, 2014). The Night Gardener. Amulet Books. ISBN 978-1-4197-1144-2. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- — (September 25, 2018). Sweep: The Story of a Girl and her Monster. Amulet Books. ISBN 978-1-4197-3140-2. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- Peter Nimble series
- — (August 1, 2011). Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes. Amulet Books. ISBN 978-1-4197-0025-5. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- — (April 5, 2016). Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard. Amulet Books. ISBN 978-1-4197-1747-5. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- Jonathan Auxier (August 10, 2011). "Jonathan auxier interview and book giveaway". Literary Rambles (Interview). Interviewed by Natalie Aguirre. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- Medley, Mark (August 26, 2011). "At the kids' table: Jonathan Auxier's debut recalls classic children's tales". National Post. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- Jonathan Auxier (October 12, 2011). "Wordstock Interview: Jonathan Auxier". Wired (Interview). Interviewed by Jonathan H. Liu.
- Cerny, Dory (November 18, 2015). "Jonathan Auxier wins big at CCBC Book Awards". Quill & Quire.
- Schlecker, Brady (May 16, 2016). "Better know a word-writing man alum: Jonathan Auxier". TWU Alumni Stories & News. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- "Jonathan Auxier". Regal & Hoffman Literary Agents. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- "Peter Nimble". Carnegie Mellon University. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- Cerny, Dory (April 2, 2015). "Groundwood Books picks up two Canadian Library Association awards". Quill & Quire.
- Medley, Mark (October 7, 2014). "Governor-General Literary Awards finalists unveiled". The Globe and Mail.
- Dundas, Deborah (October 30, 2018). "Book about campus rape and an Indigenous memoir win $25,000 Governor General's Literary Award". Toronto Star.
- Balser, Erin (October 23, 2019). "Anne Michaels among winners for $10K Vine Awards for Jewish Canadian literature". CBC Books.
- Official website
- Jonathan Auxier (October 31, 2016). "Jonathan Auxier – My Life of Dad". Life of Dad (Interview). Interviewed by Art Eddy. Retrieved March 16, 2019.