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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: Author Sherman Alexie’s 2008 BGHB Fiction Award Speech

I’m very excited. As you know, the award was for this book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. I’m so happy, because there’s a bunch of these roaming around the world. The book has sold and reached an audience in a way nothing of mine has before, and it really is because so […]

At Night: Author/Illustrator Jonathan Bean’s 2008 BGHB Picture Book Award Speech

First of all, I want to say what an honor it is to be here this evening. I have been drawing ever since I can remember. At some point I realized that by becoming an illustrator I could get paid to draw all day. I thought if I could get myself that job, my happiness […]

The Arrival: Author/Illustrator Shaun Tan’s 2008 BGHB Special Citation Speech

by Shaun Tan What a fantastic honor to have won a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and to be in such good company: not only of book creators whose work I love and have been inspired by, but also of avid librarians, readers, editors, teachers, and all those other good book people. One of my early […]