Last week I was in Italy for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Here are a few photos:
View from my hotel room.
Italian gramma watering her plants.
There’s a used book tent in town (no relation to the Fair I don’t think). Not pictured: X-Men comic books in Italian.
First night in Bologna Greenhouse has a family dinner with our sister company Rights People and Working Partners. It ends, inevitably, with limoncello.
Covered sidewalks at night. So pretty!
The decidedly less-pretty back alleys of the actual fair grounds. Occasionally you spot a celebrity or two.
2am, the street outside our perfect little hotel.
The weather was *beautiful* this year.
With Greenhouse’s brilliant U.K. agent Polly Nolan. This is Tuesday afternoon I believe and we’re pretty fatigued after two straight days of meetings. But spirits are high!
Last but not least, De Cesari, where I had dinner my last night in town. Some of the best food (and service) I’ve ever experienced in Bologna, which is a pretty high standard. All of it totally worth the crippling jet lag.
For more photos of the fair, check out Publishers Weekly’s Photos from Bologna special edition.
So this week will be complete madness as I make my final preps for the Bologna book fair and wrap up (at long last) the first draft of my new book. I’m also getting over a cold, exaserbated by the asbestos spewing (illegal) construction going on in my bathroom. Thanks, landlord!
I had a stroke of genius on the train today and have to wait until I get home to apply it to my draft. Ah well. Work work work.
Here’s an interview I did for the fabulous Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. I’ll be sitting on the SCBWI panel at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair this year. Can’t wait!