Meet Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo

March 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Main Library, Lecture Hall

Come meet Newbery award-winning author and former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Kate DiCamillo. Her beloved books include Raymie Nightingale, The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie and Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, among many others. Her talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Books will be for sale by Porter Square Books.

About Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo’s writing journey has truly been a remarkable one. She grew up in Florida and moved to Minnesota in her twenties, where homesickness and a bitter winter led her to write Because of Winn-Dixie — her first published novel, which became a runaway bestseller and snapped up a Newbery Honor. The Tiger Rising, her second novel, was also set in Florida, and went on to become a National Book Award Finalist. Since then, the best-selling author has explored settings as varied as a medieval castle, a magician’s theater, and the bustling streets of Memphis, while continuing to enjoy great success, winning two Newbery Medals and being named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. In Raymie Nightingale, Kate DiCamillo’s latest novel, she returns to her roots, once more setting the story in the Central Florida of her childhood.


Born in Philadelphia but raised in the South, Kate DiCamillo now lives in Minneapolis.



About the Lecture Series

The Margret and H. A. Rey Curious George Lecture Series connects children and their families to the magic of reading through a memorable experience with an author or illustrator. Generously sponsored by the Curious George Fund, the series encourages the community to celebrate outstanding and engaging books for young readers. Speakers are chosen in honor of Margret and H.A. Rey, Cambridge residents who created many beloved children’s books including Curious George. The Main Library will host this annual event each spring.


For more information about this series please call 617-349-4038.