Gary D. Schmidt

Children, Fiction, Young Adult

Gary D. Schmidt is a professor of English at Calvin University. He has written over 30 books, most of them for children and young adults. He received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor for Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and a Newbery Honor for The Wednesday Wars. Schmidt recently contributed a story to the Star Wars anniversary collection, From a Certain Point of View.

Festival Years: 1996, 2000, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2018, 2020, 2021