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A Kerlan Fellow Inspired by Two Particular Fellows: Arnold Lobel and James Marshall


As the recipient of the 2016 Ezra Jack Keats/Kerlan Memorial Fellowship, I was given the chance to spend several days at the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota looking through original artwork, sketches, manuscripts, notebooks, and other items that have been donated to the Kerlan. It’s a vast, impressive collection with many of my […]

>Tons of Fun

>The James Marshall evening at MIT–Susan Meddaugh, Susan Moynihan, Anita Silvey, David Wiesner, and me moderating–went fabulously. I’ve moderated many of these things, and sometimes it’s a lot of work to make the panelists a) stay on topic and b) have a conversation. This lineup was great: Susan Meddaugh was an old buddy of Marshall’s; […]

>Is It Worth Waiting for?

>Claire has a new booklist up about food. And don’t forget, tonight I’ll be moderating a panel with Susan Meddaugh, Susan Moynihan, Anita Silvey and David Wiesner to celebrate the work of James Marshall, artist and cook. Yummers!

>Come See the Stupids Have a Ball!

>On Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00PM, I’ll be moderating a panel honoring James Marshall’s contributions to children’s literature. Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin (who has recently published a revised and expanded collection of George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends), the Cambridge Public Library, The Foundation for Children’s Books, MIT, and the Horn […]

James Marshall interviewed by Anita Silvey

The Horn Book Radio Review MUSIC Child’s voice: The Horn Book Radio Review, commentary on books for children and young adults. Anita Silvey (AS): I’m Anita Silvey, editor in chief of Horn Book Magazine. If you’ve been reading any picture books to three-, four-, or five-year-olds recently, you may be very familiar with my […]