Crescent Dragonwagon

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Crescent Dragonwagon (nee Ellen Zolotow, November 25, 1952, New York City) is an author, writer, teacher, and performer. She has written fifty books, including two novels, seven cookbooks, more than twenty children's books, and a collection of poetry.

Dragonwagon and her late husband, Ned Shank, owned Dairy Hollow House, a country inn and restaurant in the Ozark Mountain community of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Dragonwagon later co-founded the non-profit Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow. She lives in southeastern Vermont. Her partner is the filmmaker David Koff.

Dragonwagon is the daughter of the writers Charlotte Zolotow and the late Hollywood biographer Maurice Zolotow.[1]


In 1993, Dragonwagon won the Name of the Year award.[2] In 2010, the Dragonwagon Regional was named after her.[3] Dragonwagon is also rumored to be a personal chef for the Name of the Year High Committee.[4]



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  1. ^ Fox, Margalit (2013-11-19). "Charlotte Zolotow, Author of Books on Children’s Real Issues, Dies at 98". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Names of the Year," NOTY High Committee, February 28, 2007.
  3. ^ "2010 NOTY: Dragonwagon Regional, Part 1," NOTY High Committee, April 5, 2010.
  4. ^ "Name of the Year: March's Second Maddest Tournament,", March 29, 2010.

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