The NCBLA Board of Directors

Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper, born and raised in England, has written books for children and young adults, a Broadway play, and several screenplays, two of which earned Emmy nominations. The five books in her fantasy sequence, The Dark Is Rising, won between them the Newbery Medal, two Carnegie Honor Awards, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award and two Tir na n-Og Awards. She is a passionate advocate of the written word, particularly in a book of lectures, Dreams and Wishes. Susan Cooper has two grown children and lives in Massachusetts. For more information about Susan Cooper, including an interview, go to