Lois Lowry is an American writer, and has to her credit more than 30 children’s books. She rose to fame with Number the Stars and The Giver in 1990 and 1994 respectively. Lowry also writes on controversial topics, such as, racism, terminal illness and murders. Her book The Giver has been adapted into a film, released in 2014.
Lowry was born to Katherine Gordon and Robert E. Hammersberg on 20 March, 1937, in Hawaii. The family moved to Brooklyn in 1939. Lowry’s elder sister died of cancer at the age of 28 years. This tragic incident inspired Lowry’s first book A Summer to Die. The book highlights the trauma of a girl who suffers the death of her elder sister. Lowry’s family moved to Japan following the World War II.