Elizabeth Goudge was an English author of novels, short stories and children’s books as Elizabeth Goudge. She won the Carnegie Medal for British children’s books in 1946 for The Little White Horse. She was a best-selling author in both the UK and the US from the 1930’s through the 1970’s.
Goudge gained renewed attention decades later. In 1993 one of her books was plagiarized by Indrani Aikath-Gyaltsen; the “new” novel set in India garnered rave reviews in both The New York Times and The Washington Post before its source was discovered.