Brian Selznick, originally from New Jersey, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. He then worked for three years selling books and painting windows at Eeyore's Books for Children on Manhattan's Upper West Side. His first book, The Houdini Box (Simon & Schuster), was published while he was still working there. Brian is the winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award and the Rhode Island Children's Book Award for The Houdini Box, and the Christopher Award for Frindle (Simon & Schuster). Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride (Scholastic) was an ALA Notable book, and a Booksense Honor Book among other distinctions. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Books:Wonderstruck, September 2011
Memo from David O. Selznick, March 2007
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, February 2007