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>Distant early warning

>For those of you who enjoyed the profile of Gregory Maguire in the NYT yesterday, please put November 14 on your calendar, when I’ll be conducting a public interview with Gregory AND Susan Cooper, about writing, fantasy, and the state of the world, in Cambridge, MA, location to be determined. Susan will also be giving a public lecture the next evening for the Cambridge Forum.

I’m also very happy with Gregory today because he’s graciously agreed to donate a signed copy of Wicked for a benefit auction my man Richard’s company is running tomorrow night for the BPL.

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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. >Hey Roger,

    If you’re looking for a location for the interview, how about Porter Square Books in Cambridge? They’ve got a nice place, room to set up, and a great staff (especially Carol Stoltz, the children’s book buyer).

    No, I don’t work for them. But ever since Wordsworth closed in Harvard Square, they’ve become my favorite independent bookstore. (Though, of course, I still go to Curious George now and then for children’s books.) Since they do a lot of readings and events, I think they’d probably be interested in hosting the interview.

    Just a thought. You can find them on the web at if you’re interested.

  2. >Isn’t the Cambridge Forum the one that hosted Katherine Paterson a few years back, and gets put on the radio? Will this year’s forum be put on the radio, and if so, is there a way of finding it online for those of us no longer in the Boston area? That’s really a great series they do. I loved Katherine Paterson’s.

  3. Roger Sutton says:

    >Yes, this is the same series, cosponsored by The Horn Book, Cambridge Public Library, and The Cambridge Forum. Susan Cooper’s lecture will be broadcast after the event.

    We had the last conversation (with Paterson) at the Cambridge Y. I’m not sure where we will be this year but need a place that holds at least a couple of hundred. The enterprising Daryl Mark of CPL is working on it.

  4. Monica Edinger says:

    >After seeing the profile, I posted about Gregory and his children’s literature work (as he is more than Mr. Wicked, after all) and he, concerned that the writer underplayed his commitment to the field, wrote a comment as did some others.

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