Deborah Heiligman is the author of 30 books for children and teens, including The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos. The Boy won the 2104 Cook Prize for best STEM book, awarded by Bank Street College of Education, and voted on by children across the world. It also received an Orbis Pictus honor. It was named a NY Times Notable, a New York Public Library top 100 Books for Reading and Sharing, a Bank Street Best Book, and a Kirkus Best Book, among other honors. Her book Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith was a National Book Award finalist, Printz Honor, LA Times Book Prize finalist, and the winner of the first YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award.
Deborah lives in Manhattan with her husband, Jonathan Weiner, and their 1 dog, Ketzie. Her 2 sons Aaron (a boy who loves math) and Benjamin live in Brooklyn.