Risking Your Life To Read: A Conversation with Eugene Yelchin

Monday, March 6, 2017
2:10pm - 4:00pm
511 Hamilton Hall (Columbia University)

Please join us for a talk with Eugene Yelchin, Russian-American artist and illustrator and writer of books for children. This talk is part of Anna Katsnelson's course "The Russian American Experience"; as such, seating is prioritized for students in the class, and space will be limited.

Eugene Yelchin is a Russian-American artist best known as an illustrator and writer of books for children. In 2006 at the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators conference Yelchin received Tomie DePaola Illustration Award and began writing and illustrating picture books and middle grade historical fiction. Since then his books have been published by Scholastic Press, HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Macmillan, Candlewick, Clarion Books and Harcourt. In 2010 his illustrations for The Rooster Prince of Breslov received a National Jewish Book Award. In 2012 Won Ton, A Cat Tale Told In Haiku that he illustrated received over forty awards. In 2012 Breaking Stalin’s Nose, a middle grade novel that he wrote and illustrated received Newbery Honor and has been translated into ten languages. His books received starred reviews and were included on many best books of the year lists.