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He began writing at school where he was praised for his poetry. At the age of nineteen he had his first short story published when a college teacher, Florence Conlon, sent one of his stories to The Sign, a national Catholic magazine, without his knowledge. He began his professional writing career scripting radio commercials and went on to become an award-winning journalist.
Cormier became a full-time writer after the success of his first novel for teenagers, The Chocolate War, followed by others such as I Am the Cheese and After the First Death . He was concerned with the problems facing young people in modern society and this concern was reflected in his novels. He soon established a reputation as a brilliant and uncompromising writer.
List of published works
Works are listed by publication date.
- The Chocolate War (1974)
- I Am the Cheese (1977)
- After the First Death (1979)
- The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1983)
- Beyond the Chocolate War (1985)
- Fade (1988)
- Other Bells for Us to Ring (1990)
- We All Fall Down (1991)
- Tunes for Bears to Dance To (1992)
- In the Middle of the Night (1995)
- Tenderness (1997)
- Heroes (1998)
- Frenchtown Summer (1999)
- The Rag and Bone Shop (2001)
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