Frieda Wishinsky - Author

Frieda Wishinsky

Frieda Wishinsky is the international award-winning author of over sixty books. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, and writes in a variety of genres: picture books, novels and nonfiction. Her books have been translated into many languages, and her picture book Please, Louise! (Groundwood Books) won the 2008 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Frieda's newest books are Explorers Who Made It ... or Died Trying and A History of Just About Everything, which was co-written with Elizabeth MacLeod.

Frieda loves gardens, talking with friends over coffee and pastry, walking down New York and Paris streets (she grew up in New York, and there's just something about Paris!), the color red and eating chocolate. Frieda loves chocolate so much she has even written a book about it (Crazy for Chocolate). Frieda loves speaking to students and teachers and enjoys sharing the writing process with students at all levels.

A History of Just About Everything

2015 - Silver Birch Nonfiction, Forest of Reading, Short-listed
2014 - Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, Short-listed
2014 - Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner
2014 - Information Book Award, The Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Long-listed
2014 - Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards, Short-listed
2013 - Book Award for Outstanding Youth Book Published in 2013, Canadian Science Writers' Association, Commended