Judy Blume Biography
Judy Blume (Judith Sussman) was born on February 12th, 1938 and is currently 85 years old. Judy Blume was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA.
Judy Blume (Judith Sussman) is probably best known for her Standalone Novels. There are currently 13 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1970 with the novel Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. The most recently released novel was In the Unlikely Event which was released in 2015. There are no upcoming standalone novels by Judy at this time.
Judy Blume has also written the Fudge series which has 5 books including Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great.
Judy Blume Awards & Accolades
Judy Blume books have been nominated for multiple awards, Tiger Eyes was nominated for the National Book Awards, Children's Books - Paperback, in 1983. Summer Sisters was nominated for the Audie Award, Best Fiction, in 1999. In the Unlikely Event was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Historical Fiction, in 2015.
Judy Blume: TV/Movies Based on Books
Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing and Superfudge were adapted into the television series Fudge that aired from 1995-1997. There have also been talks of more Fudge with Superfudge being turned into an animated series.
Judy Blume's 1975 novel Forever is finally being adapted into a television series as well. Mara Brock Akil will serve as the executive producer and showrunner for the show which will air on Netflix.
The novel Forever was turned into a made-for-TV movie in 1978. The film starred Stephanie Zimbalist and Dean Butler.
Blume's 1981 novel, Tiger Eyes, was turned into a film of the same name in 2012. It was directed by Lawrence Blume, Judy's son, and featured Willa Holland in the starring role. Despite the large amount of books sold in her career this was the first book by Blume to be adapted into a major motion picture.
One of Blume's most famous works is Are You There God? It's Me Margaret and this was finally adapted for a film that releases in 2023. The movie stars Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Benny Saffdie, and Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret.
Judy Blume F.A.Q
When was Judy Blume Born? How old is Judy Blume?
Judy Blume was born on February 12th, 1938. Judy Blume is currently 85 years old.
Where was Judy Blume Born?
Judy Blume was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA and is American.
What was the first book Judy Blume wrote?
The first novel written by Judy Blume was The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo, published in 1969.
What was the most recent book Judy Blume wrote?
Her most recently released work was In the Unlikely Event on June 3rd, 2015.
Will there be any more books by Judy Blume?
Judy Blume does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.
How many books has Judy Blume written?
Judy Blume has written 30 books. 5 books in the Fudge Series, 2 books in the BFF Series, 4 books in the Pain & The Great One Series, 13 Standalone Novels, 1 book in the Short Story Collections, 2 books in the Picture Books, 3 books in the Non-Fiction Books.
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