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Elizabeth Enright

Author, Illustrator

(1909 - 1968 )

Elizabeth Enright Gillham (1909–1968), was an American writer of children’s books, an illustrator, writer of short stories for adults, literary critic and teacher of creative writing.

Perhaps best known as the Newbery Medal winning author of Thimble Summer and the Newbery Honor book Gone-Away Lake, she also authored the popular Melendy Quartet series. A multiple winner of the O. Henry Award, her short stories and articles for adults appeared in many popular magazines and have been reprinted in anthologies and textbooks.