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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. Elizabeth says:

    >"Wow, Damien, you've truly outgayed yourself."–Mean Girls

  2. Anonymous says:

    >OK, who is it? Some guidance needed for the wistful outsiders.

  3. GraceAnne LadyHawk says:

    >Neil Gaiman, true rock star writer, and Roger, beloved sardonic snarky and wise editor.

  4. Anonymous says:

    >9:28 PM,

    It's a Gaiman and a gay man.

  5. Anonymous says:


  6. Beth Kephart says:

    >Rather stunning, I'd say.

  7. betty t says:

    >I remember when Neil spoke at CLNE and said something like "oh dear, these people are really bright" like he had very low expectations of the children's literature crowd. I hope he's permanently adjusted his expectations.

  8. Anonymous says:

    >So glad the musical theatre references have made a comeback 🙂

  9. jerseyfern says:

    >Betty t,

    Having worked with Neil on his children's books for a decade, I feel certain that he didn't arrive at CLNE with low expectations. Shift the emphasis to "really" and you may have a more accurate picture of Neil's estimation of people who work in children's literature. In other words, his colleagues in other media, they're bright, too, but "these people are *really* bright."

  10. >I was at that CLNE and remember it more like Betty did. But it's a fairly common reaction from intelligent authors who are new to the field of children's literature and who are speaking at CLNE for the first time, especially if they have to follow a speaker like Sarah Ellis, or have just eaten lunch in the cafeteria, seated at a table with Jill Paton Walsh, Barbara Harrison, and Greg Maguire.

  11. bear appetit says:

    >and did you get any signed comicbooks for your little brother? Noooo.

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