Author Profile By: Alex L., Kara S., and Amy D. • Christopher Paul Curtis is the author of Bud Not Buddy. • He was Born in Flint, Michigan. • He lives in Canada with his wife and 2 children. • Mr. Curtis enjoys writing and playing basketball. • His Biggest influences are his parents and family. • His first book was The Watsons go to Birmingham. • His second book Bud, not Buddy was the first book to win both the Coretta Scott King Award and Newbury Award. • He first started his love of writing during his breaks at work. • His favorite books are anything by Toni Morrison, Kur and Jonnequt, and Zach Neak Hurston.