Polly Horvath (born 30 January 1957, Kalamazoo, Michigan) is an American-Canadian author of children's and young adult novels.
Horvath grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She has been writing since the age of eight. She attended college in Toronto as well as the Canadian College of Dance. She lived in New York City and Montreal, before settling on southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
Horvath's novel Everything on a Waffle was a 2002 Newbery Honor book. The Canning Season won the 2003 National Book Award. She once declared: "I don't have that much fun writing them. I have the most fun when I'm on the last page."
She is married to Arnie Keller. They have two daughters, Emily and Rebecca.
The Trolls (1999): National Book Award finalist; and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor
Everything on a Waffle (2001): Newbery Honor; Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor; International White Ravens 2002; and Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize (British Columbia Book Prize for Children's Literature)
The Canning Season (2003): 2003 National Book Award winner; and 2004 Young Adult Canadian Book of the Year
The Pepins and their Problems (2004)
The Vacation (2005)
The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane (2007): Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize; and shortlisted for the 2007 Canadian Library Association's Young Adult Book of the Year
My One Hundred Adventures (2008): NAPPA Gold Award winner, Parent's Choice Gold Award; and Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize