Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo (photo credit Candlewick Press)

Kate DiCamillo (photo credit Candlewick Press)

Kate DiCamillo is the author of many books for young readers. Her books have been awarded the Newbery Medal (The Tale of Despereaux,2004); the Newbery Honor (Because of Winn-Dixie, 2001), the Boston Globe Horn Book Award (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,2006), and the Theodor Geisel Medal and honor (Bink and Gollie, co-author Alison McGhee, 2011; Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, 2007). She is the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, appointed by the Library of Congress.

A native of Florida, Kate now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.