TITLE: Katherine Paterson
SPEAKER: Katherine Paterson
EVENT DATE: 09/08/2001
RUNNING TIME: 22 minutes
Speaker Biography: Katherine Paterson has won many prestigious awards for her books for young people, including the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award for Children's Literature, the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults Award and the Children's Book Council Children's Choice Award. She was also honored with the Hans Christian Anderson Award, which is given every two years in recognition of an author's lifetime contributions to children's literature. Her earlier well-known books include "The Bridge to Terabithia" and "Jacob Have I Loved." Recent Katherine Paterson titles include "Preacher's Boy" and "The Wide-Awake Princess. She lives in Barre, Vt.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2001