TITLE: Jeff Kinney: 2009 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Jeff Kinney
EVENT DATE: 2009/09/26
RUNNING TIME: 26 minutes
New York Times best-selling author Jeff Kinney appears at the National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: From the early 1990s, when he attended the University of Maryland, Jeff Kinney knew he wanted to be a cartoonist. The campus paper ran his comic strip, called "Igdoof." In 1998, he began to formulate ideas for "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." He published daily installment of the "Diary" online before releasing it as a book, which became a No. 1 New York Times best-seller. He followed that success with two other "Diary" books. The newest in the series is "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw" (2009). Jeff lives in Massachusetts.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2009