Francesca Lia Block, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Francesca Lia Block

American children's writer

Date of Birth: 03-Dec-1962

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Profession: writer, poet, editor, children's writer, novelist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Francesca Lia Block

  • Francesca Lia Block (born December 3, 1962) is an American writer of adult and young-adult literature: fiction, short stories, screenplays and poetry.
  • She is known best for the Weetzie Bat series — named after its first installment and her first novel, which she wrote while a UC Berkeley student, Weetzie Bat (HarperColins, 1989) — and for her use of imagery, especially in describing the city of Los Angeles.
  • One New York Times Book Review critic said, "Block writes about the real Los Angeles better than anyone since Raymond Chandler." She won the Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 2005 for her contribution in writing for teens.She has a son and a daughter.

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