Prize Donor Feature: Yevgenia Nayberg, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020

Hi Spring Fling Kidlit Hopefuls,
We have our third generous prize donor in our Prize Donor Feature Series. She is an phenomenal artist and author who has won numerous awards. The wonderfully talented…

🎉Yevgenia Nayberg🎉

Yevgenia Nayberg photo

Yevgenia is donating a picture book dummy critique.

Here are Yevgenia’s answers to our spring-inspired questions:

  • What is your favorite thing about spring?

Yevgenia: I get to wear scarves not for warmth, but for style!

  • Spring is full of surprises bursting forth, what’s something you’ve found surprising about the publishing industry.

Yevgenia: It takes longer to publish a book than to have a baby!

Yevgenia: Typewriter is a story of a Russian typewriter that immigrated to America and, once there, becomes completely useless.
My next book is Mona Lisa in New York. In this love letter to The City, Mona Lisa experiences New York for the first time and finds art, love, and inspiration in unexpected places. It’s coming out this fall from Prestel Books.

Yevgenia’s Bio

Yevgenia Nayberg is an illustrator, painter, and set and costume designer. Her illustrations have appeared in magazines and picture books, and on theatre posters, music albums, and book covers; her paintings, drawings, and illustrations are held in private collections worldwide. As a set and costume designer, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Endowment for the Arts/TCG Fellowship for Theatre Designers, the Independent Theatre Award and the Arlin Meyer Award. In 2018 she received a Sydney Taylor Silver Medal for her illustrations for Drop by Drop by Jaqueline Jules. Her debut author/illustrator picture book, Anya’s Secret Society, came out in 2019 and received a Junior Library Guild Selection Award. Her new books Typewriter and Mona Lisa in New York will be published in 2020 as well as Numbers in Motion that Yevgenia illustrated. She lives in New York City.

Cover with mathematician Sophie K on front
Yevengia’s website:
Yevgenia is one of the 18 wonderful prize donors for the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest 2020, make sure to follow Yevgenia on social media, read her books, and review them to show your support!
In the comments, tell us which of Yevgenia’s books you’re excited to read or have already read.
And get gif-searching or creating!
Kaitlyn and Ciara
PS. If you need more info on the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest, check here and if you want to check out the other Prize Donors, go here. Finally, make sure to share with all your writing friends!

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