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Karen Cushman
Born October 4, 1941 (1941-10-04) (age 68)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Alma mater Stanford University
Genres Young adult
Notable work(s) Catherine, Called Birdy, The Midwife's Apprentice
Notable award(s) Newbery Honor, Newbery Medal

Karen Cushman (born October 4, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois[1]) is an American writer of historical fiction. Her 1995 novel The Midwife's Apprentice won the Newbery Medal for children's literature, and her 1994 novel Catherine, Called Birdy won a Newbery Honor.[2] She has two Master's degrees from Stanford University.[3]





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