Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference 2005

David Macaulay

David Macaulay

Originally trained as an architect, David Macaulay has written and illustrated some of the most beautiful and acclaimed children's books in the country, including Cathedral, City and Pyramid.

Macaulay won the coveted Caldecott Medal for his children's book Black and White, but many adults turn to his books, too, such as How Things Work.

He's also known for his PBS series, Building Big, in which he explains the inner workings of large structures like dams and bridges.

Host Marcia Franklin talks with Macaulay about modern architecture, including his thoughts on what should take the place of the World Trade Towers. Macaulay also talks about the need for people to pay more attention to their surroundings, and how September 11 inspired him to write the book Mosque.


Official David Macaulay site (from Houghton Mifflin)
Caldecott Medal Acceptance speech


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