February 18, 2018

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Memorial Service for E. L. Konigsburg Held at Metropolitan Museum

Friends and family of E. L. Konigsburg gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate her life and work on February 21. The memorial took place in the museum’s Patron’s Lounge over looking a snowy Central Park in NYC.

Fusenews: Mysterious Edges, Heroic Worlds

Well sir, it’s a heckuva week.  Book stuff is happening out the wazoo, but for a moment I’d like to concentrate on what else is going on in the wider children’s literary world.  What say we Fusenews it up a bit, eh? Of course there’s no way to begin today without a hat tip to […]

E.L. Konigsburg Remembered, Celebrated for Inspiring Kids to Be Themselves

Newbery Medalist Elaine Lobl Konigsburg, author of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and 18 other books for children, died Friday in Falls Church, VA. She was 83. The author, better known as E.L. Konigsburg, will be remembered fondly for her creativity, her humor, and her intricate storytelling that celebrated each kid’s uniqueness, her friends, colleagues, and fans say.