Festival Five with NSK Juror Janet Wong, by The Editors of WLT

Interviews   Janet Wong is a graduate of Yale Law School and a former lawyer who switched careers to become a children’s author. Her dramatic career change has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN’s Paula Zahn Show, and Radical Sabbatical. She is the author of more than thirty books for children and teens on a wide variety of subjects, including identity (A Suitcase of Seaweed & MORE), writing and revision (You Have to Write), diversity and community (Apple Pie 4th of July), peer pressure (Me and Rolly Maloo), chess (Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club), and yoga (Twist: Yoga Poems). A frequent featured speaker at literacy conferences, Wong has served as a member of several national committees, including the NCTE Poetry Committee and the ILA Notable Books for a Global Society committee. Together with Sylvia Vardell, she is the co-creator of The Poetry Friday Anthology series published by Pomelo Books. In addition to serving as a juror for the 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, Wong will participate in the Readings and Book Giveaways by the 2021 NSK Prize Jury event. Q: What was your first favorite book, the book that made you a reader? A: I think it might’ve been The Story of Bubbles the Whale—a picture book about the orca that was at Marineland, an aquatic theme park about fifteen miles from my house when I was a child. I went to Marineland when I was three or four years old, and it made a huge... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

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Festival Five with NSK Juror Monica Brown, by The Editors of WLT

Interviews   Monica Brown is the author of the Lola Levine chapter book series, Sarai chapter book series, and many award-winning picture books, including Waiting for the Biblioburro (illus. John Parra), Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / Marisol McDonald... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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Festival Five with NSK Juror Randy Ribay, by the Editors of WLT

Interviews   Randy Ribay was born in the Philippines and raised in the Midwest. He’s the author of After the Shot Drops and An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes. His latest book, Patron Saints of Nothing, is a powerful coming-of-age story about... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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Festival Five with NSK Juror Adib Khorram, by The Editors of WLT

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Festival Five with NSK Juror Cynthia Weill, by The Editors of WLT

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The Festival Five with NSK Juror Sonia Patel, by The Editors of WLT

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The Festival Five with NSK Juror Tanita S. Davis, by The Editors of WLT

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The Festival Five with Author and Translator David Bellos, by The Editors of WLT

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Janet Smyth leaves Edinburgh International Book Festival

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At Copenhagen’s Literary Festival Kbh Reads, Consumers See and Hear Editors at Work

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Festival Picks: Edinburgh International Book Festival

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Journalist and translator Orsola Casagrande has joined independent publisher Comma Press as editor-at-large. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Talking to the Editor Behind Back-to-Back Booker Prizes

Last week, Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain was announced this year’s Booker Prize winner. It’s no small feat for any writer, but what makes this win so spectacular is the fact that Shuggie Bain is a debut novel. (It’s only the fifth debut novel to win in the Booker’s 51-year-old history.) During... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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