Our nonfiction writers will be particularly interested in this speaker:
Marc Aronson earned his Ph.D. in American History at NYU while working as an editor at Harper children’s books. He went on to write the first book to win the Sibert award for best non-fiction in the Newbery ages (Sir Walter Raleigh and the Quest for El Dorado) and to edit this year’s Sibert winner (Almost Astronauts by Tanya Stone). His blog, Nonfiction Matters, appears on the SLJ website. More about his books and approach to writing at www.marcaronson.com .
Marc will present both a general session and a breakout session specifically for nonfiction writers.
“The Truth Is…A Question”—Marc Aronson
My books center on questions that I, or an expert with whom I collaborate, want to investigate. Formulating the right questions, figuring out how to answer them, and then bringing the results to young readers require many leaps of the imagination. My session will show the risks that writing non-fiction requires.
“Current Trends in Nonfiction”—Marc Aronson (a breakout session)
Marc Aronson will talk about trends in writing nonfiction—what is currently selling and traditional NF voice vs. creative or narrative NF voice, leaving plenty of time for Q & A.