Five Questions for Brian Selznick


Brian has been a busy boy--not only is his Wonderstruck coming out this fall (I'm reviewing it for the September Horn Book) but Martin Scorsese's film of The Invention of Hugo Cabret will be out before Christmas. (In color AND 3-D, obviously intent on making miracles of a very different kind.)

I asked Brian if he had any plans for a little book (Wonderstruck being about a hundred pages longer than Hugo) and heavy-lifters will be happy he said "no, not really." But fans of his picture-book bios with Pam Muñoz Ryan will be happy to hear that the two are going to be working together again.

I also asked him if the boys in Wonderstruck were as, er, happy, as I thought they were and he didn't say yes, he didn't say no--but I'll save further speculation for my review, which I should be writing RIGHT NOW.
Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton

Editor Emeritus Roger Sutton was editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc., from 1996-2021. 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 MA in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a BA from Pitzer College in 1978.

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>I was there for this! Loved Brian Selznick. Actually I was pretty much starstruck all weekend. After your 5 Questions I really just wanted to hang out with you and Brian Selznick, and thought maybe we could invite John Rocco and Lauren Myracle because they seemed like a lot of fun. Anyway, I discovered your blog after all the YA article excitement a few weeks ago. I survived Go Ask Alice and haven't locked any of my children in the attic a la V.C. Andrews so yes, "the books and the kids are all right"

Posted : Jul 07, 2011 04:55



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