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Williams, Garth

Whether or not you recognize Garth Williams’ name, you must surely recognize his illustrations. Born on April 16, 1912, in New York City, his was an artistic family. As he said, “Everybody in my home was always either painting or drawing.” Growing up on a farm in New Jersey must have given him an excellent […]


Selden, George

George Selden (Thompson) was born on May 14, 1929. Well-known as the author of The Cricket in Times Square (illustrated by Garth Williams), he was born in Hartford, Connecticut and educated at Loomis School and Yale University. A Fulbright scholarship took him to Italy in 1951 and 1952. His first two books were titles he […]


Jarrell, Randall

Born on May 6, 1914, Randall Jarrell grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. After earning his BA and MA degrees from Vanderbilt University, he taught at Kenyon College, the University of Texas, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 1964, Mr. Jarrell was struggling with writer’s block. His friend and editor, Michael di Capua, […]