Kate DiCamilloate DiCamillo is the author of many beloved and award-winning children’s books, including Because of Winn-Dixie (a Newbery Honor Book), The Tiger Rising (a National Book Award finalist), The Tale of Despereaux (a Newbery Medal Book), Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (her second Newbery Medal Book), the New York Times bestselling Mercy Watson series and the novels The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and The Magician's Elephant. Her seventh novel with Candlewick Press, Raymie Nightingale, is a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award and earned a place on the New York Times bestseller list. In addition, Kate is a co-creator of the Bink and Gollie books.

In 2014-2015, Kate served as the National Ambassador for Children's Literature. Her stories have been translated into 40 languages.

She lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Kate DiCamillo is represented by Holly McGhee.
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