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                          Griswold Jerry Griswold is a specialist in American Literature and Culture and in Children's Literature. He is the author of seven books, including the prize-winning Audacious Kids (in paperback, The Classic American Children's Story), The Meanings of "Beauty and the Beast," and (recently) Feeling Like a Kid. Griswold has also published more than 200 essays (in Paris Review, The Nation, New Republic, and elsewhere); he is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times and the  New York Times Book Review.

An emeritus professor of literature at San Diego State University, Griswold has also been a visiting professor at UCLA and UCSD (the University of California, Los Angeles and San Diego) and (for one hilarious year) the National University of Ireland in Galway. He has won a number of awards (including research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies) and lectured all over the globe (from Seoul to Salamanca to São Paolo). Griswold was Director of the National Center for the Study of Children's Literature. See the Center's blog: http://sdsuchildlit.blogspot.com/

EMAIL (jgriswol@mail.sdsu.edu)

These days, you will find me more often at my new website devoted to Children's Literature and Culture:  KidLit360.com



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