Eric Braun has written dozens of books for readers of all ages and edited hundreds more. He is a McKnight fellow and a nice fellow, and he likes to ride his bike really far and really fast. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons, some of whose antics have found their way into his books (unbeknownst to them).
What was your favorite book when you were a child?
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
Ann Patchett for grownups, William Steig for kids
Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
Ever since I was a young kid, I wanted to create something that others would get pleasure out of. I just fell so in love with books, I pretty much thought it would be the most powerful thing I could do to create that kind of love for others. I guess I never stopped thinking that.