When: Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m.
Where: Room 25 of Mondale Hall at the University.
The award presentation and speech by DiCamillo is free and open to the public.
The presentation will be followed by a noon luncheon (cost: $30; $20 for Kerlan Friends), which requires advance registration by May 27. Luncheon tickets can be purchased here at Eventbrite.
About the Kerlan Award
The Kerlan Award is presented annually “in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children’s literature and in appreciation for generous donation of unique resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children’s literature.” Previous winners include Walter Dean Myers, Katherine Patterson, Jean Craighead George, Lois Lowry, and Karen Hesse.
About Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo is the author of “The Magician’s Elephant,” a New York Times bestseller; “The Tale of Despereaux,” awarded the Newbery Medal; “Because of Winn-Dixie,” a Newbery Honor book; and six books starring Mercy Watson, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book “Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride.” She shares writing credit on her Geisel winning easy reader series Bink and Gollie with Allison McGhee. A resident of Minneapolis, DiCamillo was born in Philadelphia and raised in Florida.
For more information, please contact the staff of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at 612-624-4576 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.