Speeches, Essays, and Conversations
Author: Virginia Hamilton
Biography, Essays, Interview
Literature Appreciation, Writing Process, Literature
America's most distinguished writer of children's books also built an impressive collection of speeches, essays, and conversations. This beautiful collection of 26 pieces will illuminate the thinking behind her work as well as speak to a new generation of readers, introducing them to Ms. Hamilton's provocative literary vision and her stunning body of writing.
Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002) received every major award in her field across the globe. Her awards and honors include the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Han Christen Anderson Medal, a MacArthur Fellowship, and four honorary doctorates.
Virginia Hamilton received the 1992 Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the most prestigious international award in children's literature. She also won the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Awards, two Coretta Scott King Awards, an Edgar Allan Poe Award, and was the first children's author to receive a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant in 1995. Ms. Hamilton passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 in Dayton, Ohio.