You might know our monthly Notes from the Horn Book feature, “Five questions for . . .” in which I ask an author or illustrator of the moment questions both pertinent and inane. At ALA next week (yikes) in Chicago, this feature is going live at the Junior Library Guild booth (#2256) right across from ours (#2259) in the convention center. Here’s the lineup:
Saturday 10:00 Candace Fleming, who has just won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for The Lincolns.
Saturday 12:00 Neil Gaiman, Newbery Medalist.
Saturday 2:00 Ashley Bryan, Wilder Medalist.
Sunday 11:00 Brian Selznick, for one last walk down the runway before he surrenders his Caldecott crown.
Monday 10:00 Laurie Halse Anderson, this year’s winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Chains and author of the much talked-about Wintergirls.
Monday 11:30 Beth Krommes, Caldecott Medalist, and she will be accompanied by Susan Marie Swanson, who has promised to read their House in the Night aloud.
Do come! And do here, in the comments, suggest some questions I might ask any or all of them.
More information about our conference activities–dancing boys! beautiful women!–can be found here.