2010 saw the fortieth birthday of Judy Blume's bestselling novel ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET. To mark this momentous occasion, all Judy's teen titles have been reissued with a fresh livery to seduce a new generation of readers. Judy Blume is one of the most famous names in children's fiction. FOREVER remains an iconic teen novel - thirty-two years after it was first published - and has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Judy Blume was honoured by the American Library Association with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1996 and she received the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Literature in 2004.
Judy Blume was born in the New Jersey suburbs - often the setting of her books. When her two children started going to school, she took a course in creative writing at her old university, and an international publishing phenomenon followed. In addition to multi-million sales of her book and numerous awards, Judy is the recipient of an honorary 2004 National Book Award for her contribution to American Literature.