Children’s author Katherine Paterson says she was summoned by books, to not only read
them, but to also write them. And since
1964, she’s written more than 35 of them.
She’s also won nearly every award imaginable for an author, including
two Newbery Medals for Bridge to
Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved.
Two years ago the Swedish government awarded
her the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
And, this week she’ll receive a "Puppet’s Choice" award from Kids on the
continues to write from her home in Barre, and we talk with her about what
keeps her writing and about her efforts to improve childhood literacy. (Listen)
Also on the program, we talk with Sarwar Kashmeri, an Upper Valley resident who’s produced a series of podcast interviews with CEOs of small businesses on how they’ve positioned their companies to weather the economic downturn. (Listen)
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