The U.S. Board on Books for Young People named Paul Fleischman the United States’ author nominee for the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award, an international award given every other year to an author and illustrator for a body of work judged to have made lasting contributions to children’s literature. Twenty-seven countries submitted nominations, reduced to a short list of five that included Paul Fleischman.
Paul Fleischman is a Newbery Award-winning author of books for both children and young adults, including the Vermont Humanities Council’s 2005 Vermont Reads selection, Seedfolks. Fleischman is the author of thirteen picture books or works for younger children, two plays, three books of poetry, ten novels, and numerous works of nonfiction for both young readers and adults. He finds inspiration in many places, ranging from history and folklore to music and the graphic arts, and his varied and extensive bibliography reflects his inquisitive mind.
Watch an interview with Paul Fleischman here:
We are honored to have Paul as a headliner at this year’s Festival on Saturday, September 22 at 11 AM in the Black Box at Main Street Landing’s Performing Arts Center.