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Paul Zindel Biography
From Pulitzer prize-winning playwright to young adult fiction writer, American author Paul Zindel turned his real-life turbulent marked by disturbance and unrest teens into fictional stories to show teenagers that their lives and feelings do matter. His father, also named Paul, left Zindel, his older sister Betty, and his mother, Betty, for a girlfriend when young Paul was just two years old. This event began Zindel's early adventures. After his father left, Zindel's mother started moving from town to town and from job to job. From shipyard worker to dog breeder, Betty Zindel seemed unable to keep any job.
Zindel developed an interest in science at a young age, and from his early years he wrote plays and acted. His novels are consistently optimistic despite their acknowledgement of a less-than-ideal present. Zindel broke new ground in with the horror story Loch , which he followed with The Doom Stone and Reef of Death He also wrote screenplays of his own works as well as those for Up the Sandbox , Runaway Train , and several made-for-television movies. Paul Zindel. Info Print Cite.
Paul Zindel, Jr. May 15, — March 27, was an American playwright, young adult novelist, and educator. Paul Zindel, Sr. Zindel wrote his first play in high school. Throughout his teen years he wrote plays, though he trained as a chemist at Wagner College and spent six months working at Allied Chemical as a chemical writer after graduating.