Thursday, October 20, 2005

Emily Gravett

Michelle Pauli has another fantastic interview for The Guardian today. She's spoken to Emily Gravett, a finalist for this year's Nestlé children's book prize 'five and under' category for the picture book Wolves.

Gravett's story is a true rags-to-riches (or at least an "it's never to late") tale and well worth reading even though Wolves hasn't been published in the States yet. Gravett seems like an interesting person and I especially appreciate that she is willing to admit she returned to school because she was bored. As Pauli explains, "The sheer tedium of being surrounded by four walls, bringing up a baby in the middle of the Pembrokeshire countryside after years spent on the road, prompted Gravett's next move."

And a good move it was. Can't wait until this one is out in the States.