Kate DiCamillo was born March 25, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her first novel, Because of Winn-Dixie was published in 2000. She published her second novel, Tiger Rising, in 2001. The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread (2003), won the 2004 Newbury Medal. In addition to her novels, she published chapter books beginning in 2005.


  • Name: Kate DiCamillo
  • Birth Year: 1964
  • Birth date: March 25, 1964
  • Birth State: Pennsylvania
  • Birth City: Philadelphia
  • Birth Country: United States
  • Gender: Female
  • Best Known For: Kate DiCamillo is an author whose children’s books often confront themes of death and loss. She won a Newbery Medal in 2004 for The Tale of Despereaux (2003).
  • Industries
    • Fiction and Poetry
  • Astrological Sign: Aries
  • Occupations
    • Author

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  • Article Title: Kate DiCamillo Biography
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  • Last Updated: April 16, 2019
  • Original Published Date: April 2, 2014