Richard Wayne Peck (born April 5, 1934 – died May 23, 2018) was an American novelist known for his prolific contributions to modern young adult literature.
Awards and Honors
1974 - Edgar Award nominee, Best Juvenile: Dreamland Lake
1977 - Edgar Allan Poe Award, Best Juvenile: Are You in the House Alone?
1999 - National Book Award finalist and Newbery Honor Award (Honor Book): A Long Way from Chicago
2001 - Newbery Medal: A Year Down Yonder
2004 - Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction: The River Between Us