While we ran a little long and no one could ever find a cab, I would have to say that our first Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards at Simmons and the next day’s first Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium went  swimmingly. Here are a few photos:

Nonfiction winner Betsy Partridge channeling Miss Brodie
Laurel Croza and Matt James, picture book winners
Hmm, fiction winner Rebecca Stead seems more amused than her editor, Wendy Lamb
That’s my grandson you’re autographing for, Peter, so cheer up!
Lost In Translation, sans scotch
Picture-book royalty, Helen Oxenbury and John Burningham
Next year’s BGHB chair Jen Brabander with Raina Telgemeier and her husband Dave Roman. That smile was totally worth it, Raina!
You can’t see much of it here, but Megan Whalen Turner won the prize for Best Dress
Judge Gregory Maguire presents the picture books
Judges Julie Just and Martha Parravano tell all
Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. marthe jocelyn says:

    >an outstanding day from start to finish… thank you all

  2. >Hang on: you get to be Alfred Hitchcock and Bill Murray in one evening?

  3. Anonymous says:

    >Your colloquium was fantastic. Learned a lot and enjoyed all the authors!! See you next year, I hope!

  4. Roger Sutton says:

    >Nina, don't I have a great job?

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