Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park is the author of many books for young readers, including the international bestseller A Long Walk to Water. When she is not writing, she serves on the advisory boards of We Need Diverse Books and the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. Linda is the founder of KiBooka, a listing initiative that aims to boost Korean American and Korean diasporic voices. She has been a panelist for several awards and grants, including the Kirkus Prize, the National Book Award, the PEN Naylor grant, and the SCBWI Golden Kite Award. Linda lives in Rochester, New York, with her family and gave a popular TED talk called Can A Children's Book Change the World?