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Mollie Hunter was born in Longniddry, East Lothian, Scotland on June 30, 1922. At the age of 14, she got a job at a flower shop in Edinburgh and educated herself by studying in the National Library. Most of her children's books were based on Scottish history and legends. Her works include A Sound of Chariots, The Kelpie's Pearls, The Thirteenth Member, and The Lothian Run. She won the Carnegie Medal in 1975 for The Stronghold. She died on July 31, 2012 at the age of 90. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from A Stranger Came Ashore… (més)
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Mollie Hunter was born and raised near Edinburgh, Scotland, and married Thomas McIwraith in 1940. She made her debut as a writer with the novel Patrick Kentigern Keenan, published in 1963 in the UK and released in the USA as The Smartest Man in Ireland. She went on lecture tours of the USA in 1975 and New Zealand in 1976. She served as a writer-in-residence at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and also taught creative writing at the Aberlour Summer School. In addition to her more than 25 novels and plays for children and adults, she also produced nonfiction works about writing, and wrote numerous articles and essays for newspapers and magazines. She's considered one of the most popular and influential 20th-century Scottish fiction writers.