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Robert Cormier

Robert Cormier is of French Canadian extraction; his family settled in the USA around the turn of the century. His Roman Catholicism, he says, has been throughout his life ‘boon and burden, giving me moments of great illumination and moments of shadows, when I didn‘t think I was doing good enough.‘ He guesses (correctly) that this shows in his writing. He has lived in New England all his life and, though he loves to travel, would never want to leave his central Massachusetts home. When he was eleven, his teacher, who was a nun, read a poem by him and asked, ‘Do you want to be a writer?‘ The young Cormier decided this was just what he did want. His early...

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In the Middle of the Night In the Middle of the Night
Revenge for a tragedy, a fire twenty-five years ago which killed...