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A descendant of samurai and Irish-American coal miners, Margaret Dilloway often explores the intersections of class and race in her books. She writes women’s fiction, middle grade fantasy, and middle grade contemporary novels. THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS won the American Library Association’s Literary Tastes Award for Best Women’s Fiction. HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was a John Gardner Fiction Award finalist.

MOMOTARO: XANDER AND THE LOST ISLAND OF MONSTERS, published by Disney-Hyperion, won the ALA’s Asian/Pacific Librarians Honor Award for Middle Grade Literature. Her novels have been selected for Indie Next lists and as choices for Book of the Month club, Target, and Costco.

Dilloway lectures and conducts creative writing workshops for both children and adults. She also enjoys performing improv, baking, volunteering, and hiking. She lives in San Diego with her family.

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