Gwen Strauss' next book for children, The Hiding Game, was released in February 2017. Her poetry book Trail of Stones, with illustrations by Anthony Browne, is widely anthologized and was recently turned into a theatrical performance. The Night Shimmy, a children's book with the same illustrator was translated into six languages. Ruth and the Green Book received wide recognition including the ALA 2011 Most Notable Middle Grade Reader, Honor book for the Jane Adam's Peace Prize, and this year was named “one of ten books all Georgians should read” by the Georgia Advisory Book Council. Her poems, short stories and essays have appeared in numerous journals including The New Republic, London Sunday Times, New England Review, Kenyon Review, Tampa Review and Antioch Review among others. She is the director at the Brown Foundation Fellowship Program at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France, an artist residency program run by the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. She lives in Southern France with her three children.
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Here's a short video about why I wrote The Hiding Game
Advance reviews for The Hiding Game
"The Hiding Game... is riveting, the truth undeniable, the heroes all but forgotten. A picture book not to be missed."
--Jane Yolen, author of The Devil's Arithmetic
"Gripping and intense"
Here's the link to the full review
Recognition received for Ruth and the Green Book
*Named one of ten books "All Young Georgians Should Read" by Georgia Center for the Book
*ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award
*Skipping Stones Book Award
*Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children
*Independent Publisher Book Award
*Whitney and Scott Cordozo Award for Children's Literature
*Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
*Honor book for the Jane Adam's Peace Prize
Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
*Jefferson Cup Award finalist