Deborah Heiligman

Deborah Heiligman

Deborah Heiligman is the author of 31 books for children and teens. Her most recent book is VINCENT AND THEO: THE VAN GOGH BROTHERS. It has received six starred reviews and is the winner of the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Nonfiction. Her other recent books include: THE BOY WHO LOVED MATH: THE IMPROBABLE LIFE OF PAUL ERDOS and SNOW DOG, GO DOG. CHARLES AND EMMA: The Darwins' Leap of Faith was a National Book Award Finalist, A Printz Honor, the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction winner, and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. INTENTIONS, a YA novel, is an exploration of betrayal, love, faith, and the time in a kid's life when the black and white of childhood becomes the gray of adulthood. It's got religion, sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll. Also, it's funny. It was the recipient of the Sydney Taylor Award for Teen Readers. Please see this article: and for more information: and Deborah lives in New York City with her husband. Her sons drop by frequently. She and her husband have a Cairn terrier named Ketzie.
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