MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults

Liz Garton Scanlon / Visiting Faculty

Liz Garton Scanlon

Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of numerous beloved books for young people, including the highly-acclaimed, Caldecott-honored picture book All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, and her debut novel for middle grade readers, The Great Good Summer

Other picture books include In the Canyon, The Good-Pie Party; Noodle & Lou, and several more. Her books have received numerous starred reviews, been featured in Junior Library Guild and Children's Book of the Month Club, shown up on many best-of-year lists, and been otherwise critically and popularly recognized. Ms. Scanlon is also a poet, a teacher and a frequent & popular presenter at schools, libraries and conferences. She grew up in Colorado and Wisconsin, and now lives with her husband and two daughters in Austin, Texas.