The 1984 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award was presented to Roger Rosenblatt for Children of War. Based on a Special Report Rosenblatt wrote for Time magazine, Children of War reveals the beliefs, hopes, and fears of children caught in the fury of war through on-the-spot interviews with children in five war zones: Northern Ireland, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Thailand, and Hong Kong.
Robert Rosenblatt is the Distinguished Professor of English and Writing at Stony Brook University. A former literary editor and columnist for The New Republic and former essayist for Time magazine, Rosenblatt is the author of seventeen books and has written six off-Broadway plays. For his written work he has received numerous literary awards and honors.