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Meet our interns!

Every semester, we ask our interns to tell us a little about themselves. (Our ulterior motive: we want to chat with them about their favorite books!) Meet editorial interns Simran and Courtney and design intern Madoka, all of whom are a huge help to us this summer.

Interested in a Horn Book internship? The application deadline for the fall 2016 semester is July 15th — just one week from today.


Simran P. Gupta

Education: Simmons College 2014–2018

Majors: English and French

Hometown: Weston, MA

Interesting fact: I am trilingual! Counting English, I also speak French and Hindi.

Favorite books: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh (and sequel), anything by Maggie Stiefvater, How to Love by Katie Cotugno, The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen by Katherine Howe, the Selection series by Kiera Cass



Courtney Burke

Education: Emerson College

Major: Writing, Literature, and Publishing

Hometown: Hampton Falls, NH

Interesting fact: I studied abroad at a castle in the Netherlands for a semester.

Favorite books: Ella Enchanted (and everything else by Gail Carson Levine), The Phantom Tollbooth, The Princess Bride, the Discworld series, and the Thursday Next series



Madoka Fukai

Education: BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Concentration: bookbinding

Hometown(s): Chiba, Japan and Boston, MA

Interesting fact: I have hyper-extending elbows.

Favorite books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, Swimmy and Biggest House in the World by Leo Lionni, The Cat that Lived a Million Times by Sano Yoko


Shoshana Flax About Shoshana Flax

Shoshana Flax, assistant editor for The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons College. She is a member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee.

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