I hope none of you is here for answers. Authors are notoriously bad at answers. No, that’s not right. We’re not bad at them. We come up with answers all the time, but our answers tend to be unreliable, personal, anecdotal, and highly imaginative. These things can be drawbacks, as far as answers go, if […]
> . . . and did a great job. I loved that he took on our under-examined slogan “People Need Books” and flipped it to explore how books, unlike TV or digital media, need people–while a TV show will keep rattling on even when you leave the room, a book can’t do anything unless someone is […]
>I’ll be in Chicago tomorrow for the Sutherland Lecture (I would have been flogging it here but the event sold out very quickly) with Mo Willems. He’s interviewed on the occasion by Time Out Chicago, and look for his speech this fall in the Magazine.
>Tomorrow’s Sutherland Lecturer tells a story. And I know she has many more to tell, so come on down to the Harold Washington Library in Chicago tomorrow night to hear them.
>1. It’s in the mail and features an interview with Margaret Wise Brown as well as some provocative thoughts on why a true respect for children’s books means not eating meat. 2. She’s illustrated some of the most beautiful picture books of the 20th and 21st century and is giving the annual Sutherland Lecture at […]
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>and man, I do love those Texas librarians (notable exceptions aside). Forthright and friendly in nature, enthusiastic and smart about books. Although our booth was down by the clothing and jewelry department (which I’ll never understand: “What, this? Just a little thing I picked up at the librarians’ convention.”) I was kept plenty busy, but […]