TITLE: Newbery Winner Lois Lowry, Author of "The Giver"
SPEAKER: Lois Lowry, Nikki Silver
EVENT DATE: 2014/05/12
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 57 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
"The Giver" author Lois Lowry and film producer Nikki Silver discuss the making of Lowry's book into a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Taylor Swift. Supported by the Jonah Solkoff Eskin Memorial Fund, the program launched Children's Book Week 2014.
Speaker Biography: Lois Lowry has written more than 40 books that have sold millions worldwide. She has twice received the prestigious Newbery Medal, as well as having been awarded the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, and the California Young Reader's Medal and the Mark Twain Award.
Speaker Biography: Nikki Silver is an Emmy-award winning producer and chief creator of Tonik Productions. She has produced numerous books-to-film projects and has also produced many award-winning children???s television programs, including the PBS series "Reading Rainbow," which won 24 Emmys.
SERIES: Books & Beyond