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John Cech

Current Home: Gainesville, United States of America

John Cech is an award-winning author of fiction, prose, poetry, and criticism for adults and children. He is a Professor of English on the faculty at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he is the director of the international, interdisciplinary Center for Children?s Literature and Culture. Cech is the creator and host of the nationally distributed, public radio program ?Recess!? He is the author of a book about Maurice Sendak, ANGELS AND WILD THINGS, and he is the editor of the DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY'S AMERICAN WRITERS FOR CHILDREN, 1900-1960. Cech is a frequent contributor of articles, essays, and reviews to such publications as The New York Times Book Review, Washington Post Book World, USA Today, Child, The Horn Book, Children?s Literature, and The Lion and the Unicorn. Cech has also contributed commentaries on children?s culture to National Public Radio?s ?All Things Considered.? He is a past president of the Children?s Literature Association, and currently serves on the advisory boards of the Weston Woods Institute, the Institute for Childhood and Adolescent Research and Evaluation, and the Chicago Children?s Humanities Festival.