Maybe we are…

Maybe we are all cabinets of wonders.

– Brian Selznick

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born in East Brunswick, New Jersey, The United States July 14, 1966
gender: male
website: http://www.theinventionofhugocabret.com
genre: Children’s Books, Arts & Photography

Hello there. My name is Brian Selznick and I’m the author and illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I was born in 1966 in New Jersey. I have a sister who is a teacher, a brother who is a brain surgeon, and five nephews and one niece. I studied at The Rhode Island School of Design and after I graduated from college I worked at Eeyore’s Books for Children in New York City. I learned all about children’s books from my boss Steve Geck who is now an editor of children’s books at Greenwillow. While I was at Eeyore’s I also painted the windows for holidays and book events.

My first book, The Houdini Box, which I both wrote and illustrated, was published in 1991 while I was still working at the bookstore. Since then, I have illustrated many books for children, including Frindle by Andrew Clements, The Doll People by Ann Martin and Laura Godwin, Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Muñoz Ryan and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, which received a 2001 Caldecott Honor.

I have also written a few other books myself, including The Boy of a Thousand Faces, but The Invention of Hugo Cabret is by far the longest and most involved book I’ve ever worked on.

I live in Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California

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9 thoughts on “Maybe we are…

  1. July 14, 1966: Happy birthday, Brian Selznick! He turns 47 today.

  2. The professor is a scary cabinet wonder!

  3. I admire his success and talent. It’s nice to read about young writers.

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