Brian Alderson

Alderson, Brian: - Brian Alderson is an international authority in the field of children's literature. His research interests lie in the history of childrenü¾™†”¼s books and of book illustration. He is editor and translator of a number of classic childrenü¾™†”¼s literary works, and for his contribution to the genre, he won the Eleanor Farjeon Award. As childrenü¾™†”¼s books editor for The Times of London, he is actively involved in the criticism of childrenü¾™†”¼s literature. He has lectured on childrenü¾™†”¼s literature at what is now the University of North London, where he became involved in the British Studies Program of the University of Southern Mississippi. The University of Southern Mississippiü¾™†”¼s de Grummond Collection is the sole repository for the Ezra Jack Keats archive. Holdings include manuscripts, typescripts, sketches, dummies, illustrations, and proofs for 37 books written and/or illustrated by Keats. Also included are his personal papers, personal and professional correspondence, fan mail and artwork from children, photographs, and childhood memorabilia.