The late Joan Bodger was hired by Bennet Cerf to be traveling editor for Random House-Pantheon-Knopf after she was fired (1969) from the Missouri State Library as a “communist pornographer”. (In 1972, her name was cleared by the American Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee.) She taught children’s literature and storytelling at Bank Street College in NYC, and was a regular reviewer of children’s books for the New York Times. Her work in Canada included helping to found the Storytellers School of Toronto. Joan passed away in July 2002.
Author photo by Fiona Christie
|How The Heather Looks (McClelland and Stewart, Can 1999, Viking, US 1979 )|
|The Crack in the Teacup (McClelland and Stewart, Can 2000)|
Agent: David Bennett