Rita Knupp, Assistant Children's Specialist

Which writers - novelists, playwrights, critics, journalists, poets - working today do you admire most?

John Boyne, Kazuo Ishiguro, Helen Simonson, Ian McEwan, Maggie O’Farrell, Alice Hoffman, and Hermione Lee.

Do you have any comfort reads?

It’s a toss up between “84 Charing Cross Road” by Helene Hanff and “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

Favorite book no one has ever heard of?

 “Poppy” by Drusilla Modjeska.

Favorite Genre?

Historical fiction.