TITLE: Exquisite Corpse Adventure: 2010 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Mary Brigid Barrett, M.T. Anderson, Linda Sue Park, Katherine Paterson, James Ransome, Timothy Basil Ering
EVENT DATE: 09/25/2010
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 49 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Authors of this serialized story talk about their own books as well as writing the "Exquisite Corpse Adventure."
Speaker Biography: Mary Brigid Barrett is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator, a professional educator and president and executive director of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance. Her books include "Sing to the Stars," a Best Book of the National Council of Social Studies Teachers; "Day Care Days," winner of the Oppenheim Gold Award; and "The Man of the House at Huffington Row," a Best Book of the National Storyteller Association. She is editor of the NCBLA publication "Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out," a read-aloud family anthology of prose, poetry, drama, nonfiction and art that promotes reading and historical literacy. The book has just been reissued to include the presidency of Barack Obama. All profits for "Our White House" support the work and programs of the NCBLA. Barrett is also the organizer of the Library of Congress' exclusive chapter book called "The Exquisite Corpse Adventure," which will conclude in the Children's Pavilion at this year's National Book Festival and at www.Read.gov. She lives in Massachusetts.
Speaker Biography: M.T. Anderson writes for readers of all ages through his picture books for children, stories for adults, adventure novels for young readers and books for teens and adults. His satirical book "Feed" was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Volume 1: The Pox Party" won the 2006 National Book Award for Young People. Volume 2 of this saga received the Michael L. Printz Honor for literary excellence. Anderson has published stories for adults in literary journals such as The Northwest Review, The Colorado Review and Conjunctions. He is also a contributor to the serialized story called "The Exquisite Corpse Adventure," available exclusively on the Library of Congress website at Read.gov. His newest work is "The Suburb Beyond the Stars" (Scholastic). Anderson lives in Massachusetts.
Speaker Biography: Linda Sue Park was born in Urbana, Ill., and grew up outside Chicago. The daughter of Korean immigrants, she has been writing poems and stories since she was 4 years old, and her favorite thing to do as a child was to read. The first work she ever published was when she was 9 -- a poem in a children's magazine. She was paid $1 by check, which she gave to her father, who still has it in a frame. In 1983 Park left her job and moved to Dublin, where she married and started a family. In 1990 she and her family moved to the United States. Park eventually realized that she really wanted to write books for children. In 1997, she started writing her first book, "Seesaw Girl." It was accepted that same year and published in 1999. Park won the Newbery Award in 2002 for "A Single Shard." She is the author of "The 39 Clues: Book 9, Storm Warning" (Scholastic). She is also a contributor to the serialized story called "The Exquisite Corpse Adventure," available exclusively on the Library of Congress website at www.Read.gov. Park lives in New York state.
Speaker Biography: Katherine Paterson is the current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Her international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy in the United States and abroad. A two-time winner of the Newbery Medal ("Bridge to Terabithia" and "Jacob Have I Loved") and the National Book Award ("The Great Gilly Hopkins" and "The Master Puppeteer"), she has received many other accolades for her body of work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, given by her home state of Vermont. Paterson was also named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000. Paterson's most recent book is "The Day of the Pelican" (Clarion), a moving, dramatic story of a refugee family's flight from war-torn Kosovo to America. She is also a contributor to the serialized story called "The Exquisite Corpse Adventure," available exclusively on the Library of Congress website at www.Read.gov. Paterson is writing the final episode, which she will debut at the festival. She lives in Vermont.
Speaker Biography: The Children's Book Council named James Ransome as one of 75 authors and illustrators everyone should know. Currently a member of the Society of Illustrators, Ransome has received both the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and the IBBY Honor Award for his book "The Creation." He has also received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Illustration for "Uncle Jed's Barbershop," which was selected as an ALA Notable Book. Ransome has exhibited works in group and solo shows throughout the country and received the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance award for his book "The Wagon." In 1999 "Let My People Go" received the NAACP Image Award for Illustration, and "Satchel Paige" was reviewed in Bank Street College of Education's "The Best Children's Books of the Year." His current work is "Gunner: Football Hero" (Holiday House). He is also a contributing illustrator of the serialized story called "The Exquisite Corpse Adventure," available exclusively on the Library of Congress website at www.Read.gov. Ransome lives in New York state.
Speaker Biography: Timothy Basil Ering has illustrated numerous books for children of all ages, and he is the illustrator and author of the popular picture books "Necks Out for Adventure!" and "The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone," which has been adapted for the stage. Ering is also the illustrator of the Newbery Award-winning "The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo. It has been published in many languages and was made into a motion picture. He also recently illustrated "Finn Throws a Fit!" by David Elliott and he is the illustrator of Marilyn Nelson's "Snook Alone" (Candlewick). He is a contributing illustrator of the serialized story called "The Exquisite Corpse Adventure" available exclusively on the Library of Congress website at www.Read.gov. Ering lives in Massachusetts.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2010