Gordon Korman was born in Montreal, and moved to Toronto when he was eight. He wrote This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall as a Grade 7 English project. It got a B+.
Korman then sent the story to Scholastic, and it was published the following year. His next four books were written over his summer vacations. At 16, Korman won the Air Canada award for the most promising young author in Canada.
After graduation, Korman moved to New York for university. He obtained a degree in Dramatic and Visual Writing, with a minor in Motion Picture and Television. He now lives mostly in New York with his wife and three kids, but they also spend time in Toronto and Florida.
There is a TV show “The Jersey” based on his Monday Night Football series. He says he writes books to be enjoyed, and tries to avoid being preachy in the statements his books make.
Bio by Niki B.
- Born to Rock 2006
- Son of the Mob: Hollywood Hustle, 2004
- Jake, Reinvented, 2003
- Son of the Mob, 2002
- The Chicken Doesn’t Skate, 1996
- Losing Joe’s Place, 1990
- A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag, 1987
- Son of Interflux, 1986
- Don’t Care High, 1985