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William Kotzwinkle papers

Summary Information
Title: William Kotzwinkle papers
Dates: 1978
Creator: Kotzwinkle, William
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-689
Collection contains a partial galley and a page proof for 1 title.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

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Ants Who Took Away Time, The, 1978

Biographical Sketch

William Kotzwinkle was born November 22, 1938, in Scranton, PA. He became a writer of both adult and children's books. His writings for children tend to be straightforward. He feels that much of the writing for children is patronizing, so in his own writing he tries to respect children and avoid looking down at them. In his collection of Inspector Mantil Mysteries, for children, he spoofs Sherlock Holmes with a Mantis detective solving crimes Holmes style in a world populated entirely by bugs. His novels for adults tend to be wildly fantastic science-fiction. Critics tend to either love his work or give it a cold reception. He was received several awards for his writing.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 24, 70; Children's Literature Review , vol. 6.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a partial galley and a page proof for one title.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Kotzwinkle, William
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Ants Who Took Away Time, The 1978 
Note  New York: Collins World, 1978
Box MF1007
Partial galley (8 p.)  Box MF1007
page proof (3 p.)  Box MF1007