Kate DiCamillo
About the author

Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo was born in Philadelphia and moved with her family to Florida when she was five years old. In her twenties, Kate DiCamillo moved to Minnesota. It was this dislocation from her home that inspired Kate to write her first novel, Because of Winn-Dixie. An immediate commercial and critical success, Because of Winn-Dixie went on to become a Newbery Honour Book in 2001 and was subsequently made into a film that was released in 2005. But that wasn’t enough for Kate, and she went on to win the Newbery Medal in 2004 for her book The Tale of Despereaux, a story about an unlikely hero. This was followed by another unusual tale with The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a story about a china rabbit who learns about love. Kate has also written a series of early chapter-book readers about a lovable pig named Mercy Watson and her fun adventures. Kate lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.

Books by Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo Articles

Finding My Own Way Home: Q&A With Author Kate DiCamillo

Kids & Ya

9 October 2018

Finding My Own Way Home: Q&A With Author Kate DiCamillo

Identity, Home, Belonging: Read an extract from Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Kids & Ya

9 October 2018

Identity, Home, Belonging: Read an extract from Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Home Is Where The Heart Is: Review of Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Kids & Ya

9 October 2018

Home Is Where The Heart Is: Review of Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Kids Book of the Week: Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

Kids & Ya

2 May 2017

Kids Book of the Week: Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo