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Biographical information about writers and illustrators of books for young people.

Summer 2017 Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Five Questions for Nidhi Chanani

This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2017 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Summer 2017 Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In the graphic novel Pashmina, a magical pashmina transports […]

Summer 2017 Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Five Questions for Karina Yan Glaser

This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2017 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Summer 2017 Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street (two parents, five kids) […]

Summer 2017 Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Five Questions for Nic Stone

This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2017 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Summer 2017 Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In Dear Martin, contemporary African American teen Justyce writes […]

Summer 2017 Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Five Questions for Jessica Townsend

This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2017 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Summer 2017 Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Morrigan’s unhappy life is changed forever when charismatic Jupiter […]

Summer 2017 Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Five Questions for Gillian French

This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2017 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Summer 2017 Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by In a tough coming-of-age novel (and mystery!) Grit, Darcy, […]

Summer 2017 Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors: Five Questions for J. C. Geiger

This interview originally appeared in the July/August 2017 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Summer 2017 Publishers’ Previews: Debut Authors, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a first book. They choose the books; we ask the questions. Sponsored by Trumpet-player Lance, protagonist of Wildman, is on his way […]

Alan Gratz Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by Alan Gratz’s Refugee parallels the journeys of three refugees: Josef from Nazi Germany, Isabel from 1994 Cuba, Mahmoud from 2015 Syria. We talked about the challenges of containing reality within […]

Publisher Mara Anastas Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by As the vice president and publisher of Aladdin Books and Simon Pulse, Mara Anastas and her team work hard to have their fingers on the…well, you know, of children’s and […]

Five questions for Andrew Clements

I can’t think of anyone better than Andrew Clements to start off our back-to-school issue of The Horn Book Herald. Clements had been publishing picture books for ten years when his first novel, Frindle, came out in 1996. Has there been a fifth grader since who hasn’t read it? And Frindle was just the first, […]

Five Questions for Mayim Bialik

You may know Mayim Bialik as one of the stars of The Big Bang Theory. Or as Blossom. Or as young Bette Midler in Beaches (*sob!*). Or as a real-life neuroscientist. Or a blogger. Or a mother. Or a *Jewish* mother! Or, now, as a YA nonfiction author of Girling Up!: How to Be Strong, […]