Miriam Hodgson Obit.

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Miriam Hodgson - Comment - Times Online

I was shocked to discover, from this Times obituary, that the esteemed children's books editor Miriam Hodgson had died on November 14th, aged 66. I first met Miriam in the late 1990s, soon after ACHUKA had been established. Cally Poplak had introduced me to her at a Paula Danziger event and the three of us arranged to have lunch together. The genuineness of the commitment, both of the older and the younger woman, to their authors and to their young readership was a tremendous encouragement to me then, just setting out to play my part in promoting the best in children's and young adult books, and a continuing inspiration to me now.

Brilliant editor of children's books with a rare ability to befriend her authors

GREAT EDITORS are rarely praised enough. They labour with sharpened pencils in the back rooms of literature, while their authors accept the bouquets.

Miriam Hodgson was one of the most brilliant editors that the world of children´┐Żs books has seen...

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