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Norton Juster (1929 - )
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Juster wanted to be an architect from childhood on. His father was an architect, and Juster's brother became an architect as well. He served in the United States Navy before settling into his architectural career.
Juster wrote The Phantom Tollbooth (ISBN 0394815009) in the early 1960s while living in Brooklyn, New York. Jules Feiffer, a neighbor of Juster's, did the illustrations. Although Juster enjoyed writing, his architectural career remained his primary focus. He was also a teacher.
uster served as a professor of architecture and environmental design at Hampshire College from its first semester in 1970 until his retirement in 1992. Juster co-founded a small architectural firm in Massachusetts, in 1970.
Juster currently lives in Amherst, MA with his wife, Jeanne. Although he has retired from architecture, he still writes. His most recent book is The Hello, Goodbye Window, published on May 15, 2005.