Lemony Snicket Interviews Newbery Winner


Parents, kids, and other fans of children’s literature will enjoy renowned YA author Lemony Snicket’s interview with Kate DiCamillo, who just won the Newbery Medal for her novel Flora & Ulysses.

DiCamillo is also the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and has lots to say working with an illustrator, her favorite stage of the writing process, and the warehouse job that got her interested in children’s books:

How do I feel when I look back at prior work? Hmmm. I think: I tried to do the best I could do. It’s not perfect. It will never be perfect. And then I think: I want to try again.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →