Kate DiCamillo will receive the "Chicago Tribune Young Adult Book Prize in recognition of her remarkable novels for young people."
Elizabeth Taylor speaks to DiCamillo on the occasion for the Chicago Tribune (registration required). Here's the final question and answer:
"Q. What should readers know about you?"
"A. I guess that I sure do feel like I am lucky. I am still back there hoping to sell 5,000 copies of a book so that I can write another one. I feel like it has all been kind of a fever dream."