Friday, July 6, 2012

In Case You Missed It!

Author and Illustrator Ashley Bryan Interviewed on NPR

Author and Illustrator Ashley Bryan
North Carolina NPR station WUNC presents an ongoing series of interviews titled "The Story" and hosted by Dick Gordon that profile people whose lives are intersecting with significant issues in the news, giving them the opportunity to tell their story.

Wednesday's show featured Ashley Bryan. Earlier this year, Bryan was honored with the American Library Association's Coretta Scott King Virginia Hamilton lifetime achievement award, which recognizes his work as an author, illustrator, folklorist, and poet.  
Ashley Bryan's other numerous awards and honors include the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration, six Coretta Scott King Honors, the Arbuthnot Prize, and a Fulbright Scholarship. He illustrated The Story of the Three Kingdoms by Walter Dean Myers, A Nest Full of Stars by James Berry, and How God Fix Jonah by Lorenz Graham. He also wrote and illustrated Beautiful Blackbird and All Night, All Day: A Child's First Book of African-American Spirituals. Mr. Bryan studied at Cooper Union in New York City and earned a degree in philosophy at Columbia University. He lives in Isleford, Maine.

To listen to the NPR podcast, click here.

To read a biography of Bryan and watch a video interview with him, visit