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Susan Cooper is the author of the classic five-book series “The Dark Is Rising,” which won a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor Award and two Carnegie Honor Awards. Cooper has also received the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association for a “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.” Born in England, Cooper was a reporter and feature writer for the London Sunday Times before coming to live in the United States. Her writing includes books for children and adults, a Broadway play, films and Emmy-nominated screenplays. “Ghost Hawk” (Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster) is her latest novel.