Newbery Award winning author Kate DiCamillo is short, loud, hates to cook and loves to eat. She is also the author of 13 beloved children’s books; not including her latest which is co-authored with fellow writer Alison McGhee entitled Bink and Gollie. She won the 2004 Newbery award for her book Tales of Despereaux, and a Newbery Honor in 2001 for Because of Winn-Dixie, the book she claims made her career and saved her life. She believes that fiction is duty-bound to reflect the world we live in, and feels lucky to be able to call herself a writer. In this segment Kate shares her thoughts on writing, dogs, fan letters and embarrassing first drafts.
Minnesota Music in this Segment:
Farewell Milwaukee http://www.farewellmilwaukee.com
Haley Bonar http://www.haleybonar.com
Zoo Animal http://www.zooanimalmusic.com
Dan Israel http://www.danisraelmusic.com
Greg Herriges http://www.gregherriges.com