Spencer G. Shaw Endowed Lecture Series, featuring Brian Selznick
Join us online for the 2020 Spencer G. Shaw Endowed Lecture, featuring award-winning author Brian Selznick.
Selznick is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including The Invention of Hugo Cabret, winner of the Caldecott medal and the basis for the Oscar-winning movie "Hugo," directed by Martin Scorsese.
He’s also the author and illustrator of Wonderstruck, which was made into a movie by Todd Haynes with a screenplay by Selznick.
Other books include The Marvels, The Doll People trilogy by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley (winner of a Caldecott Honor) and Amelia and Eleanor Go For a Ride by Pam Munoz Ryan. Brian and his husband David Serlin collaborated on a 158-page beginning reader called Baby Monkey, Private Eye.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved Harry Potter series, Brian created new covers and a box for all seven books.
Selznick wrote the story for a new version of The Nutcracker at the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, choreographed by Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon (An American In Paris). Wheeldon and Selznick are currently collaborating with Ryan Scott Oliver on a musical of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
Selznick has worked professionally as a puppeteer with Basil Twist, and he’s created three toy theater pieces directed by Dan Hurlin.
His newest book (and first for an adult audience), Live Oak, With Moss, is based on 12 poems by Walt Whitman.