Fern Kupfer is an American author.

Kupfer is a retired professor of English, formally working at Iowa State University.[1] She is a former high school English teacher. She also worked at a day care in Rochester, New York, previously.[2] She has written a number of books about her life, including her life as a breast cancer survivor and the loss of her son, who died from Canavan disease.[1] Her experience in raising her son made her an advocate against institutionalized care for children with disabilities.[2]

She has contributed to the Ames Tribune and Newsday.[3][4]


  • Kupfer, Fern. Before and After Zachariah. Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers (1998). ISBN 0897333039
  • Kupfer, Fern. Leaving Long Island and other departures. ISBN 1479219274
  • Kupfer, Fern. Love Lies. Toronto: Zebra (1995). ISBN 0821751557
  • Kupfer, Fern. Surviving the Seasons. Jefferson City: Laurel (1989). ISBN 044050189X


  1. 1.0 1.1 Villanueva-Whitman, Estela. Ames author Fern Kupfer's book reflects on having cancer marker. Life. Des Moines Register. Retrieved on 27 December 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Continelli, Louise (4 April 1999). "Mother argues case for institutional". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 27 December 2012. (subscription required)
  3. Kupfer, Fern. Fern Kupfer: Thank you and don’t ever call me again. Opinion. Ames Tribune. Retrieved on 27 December 2012.
  4. Fern Kupfer. Columnists. Newsday. Retrieved on 27 December 2012.
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