Farmer, Nancy

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Farmer, Nancy Gender: F
Nancy Forsythe Coe
born on 9 July 1941 at 06:18 (= 06:18 AM )
Place Phoenix, Arizona, 33n27, 112w04
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°55' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°19 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 26°59'


American author of children's and young adult books and science fiction, who has written three Newbery Honor Books. She won the U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature for The House of the Scorpion, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers in 2002.

Farmer earned her B.A. at Reed College (1963) and later studied chemistry and entomology at the University of California, Berkeley. She enlisted in the Peace Corps (1963–1965), and subsequently worked in Mozambique and Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe), where she studied biological methods of controlling the tsetse fly between 1975 and 1978. She met her future husband, Harold Farmer, at the University of Rhodesia (now the University of Zimbabwe). After a week-long courtship, the two were married in 1976. Nancy Farmer currently lives in the Chiricahua Mountains in Arizona with her husband; they have one son, Daniel.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 1976 (Harold Farmer)
  • Work : Prize 2002 (U.S. National Book Award)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate. Her birth name is given in her entry in 100 More Popular Young Adult Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies by Bernard Alger Drew (Libraries Unlimited, 2002), page 108: "Nancy Coe was born in 1941 in Phoenix, Arizona, the daughter of a hotelkeeper and a teacher."


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Harold Farmer)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels, short stories)
  • Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (U.S. National Book Award)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Three Newbery Honors)