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Maia Wojciechowska

Maia Wojciechowska (1927-2002) was born in Warsaw and attended school in Poland, France, and England before coming to America in 1942. She worked as an undercover detective, a motorcycle racer, a translator for Radio Free Europe, and a bullfighter before turning to writing. She won the Newbery Medal for her book Shadow of a Bull in 1965.