Ron Koertge

A Peek at the Creative Space of Ron Koertge

Ron Koertge is the author of numerous award-winning young adult novels including Stoner & Spaz, Strays, Shakespeare Bats Cleanup, Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs, and Margaux with an X. He was a professor of English/Creative Writing at Pasadena College for 36 years and now teaches with the Hamline University MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program. He is also a well-published poet who has been included twice in Best American Poetry. Among his many accolades, he won the PEN Center Award in 2003 for Stoner & Spaz, the humorous, brilliant story of a teen with cerebral palsy who has built walls around himself that get broken down through an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of the school’s drug dealer.… Read the rest