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Robert Cormier

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Robert Edmund Cormier (January 17, 1925 - November 2, 2000) was an American author. He lived in Leominster in Massachusetts, USA.

He began writing at school where he was praised for his poetry. At the age of nineteen he had his first short story published when a college teacher, Florence Conlon, sent one of his stories to The Sign, a national Catholic magazine, without his knowledge. He began his professional writing career scripting radio commercials and went on to become an award-winning journalist.

Cormier became a full-time writer after the success of his first novel for teenagers, The Chocolate War, followed by others such as I Am the Cheese and After the First Death. He was concerned with the problems facing young people in modern society and this concern was reflected in his novels. He soon established a reputation as a brilliant and uncompromising writer.

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