Author Series: Carmen Agra Deedy

2018 marks the Smithsonian Libraries’ 50th Anniversary! Carmen Agra Deedy, a longtime supporter of the Libraries, gave a talk, My Marvelous Affliction: Confessions of a Bibliophile, on September 15, 2016 at the Hirshhorn Museum’s Ring Auditorium. This talk was part of the Libraries’ Art of the Book Lecture Series sponsored by Advisory Board Member David Bruce Smith. Watch as Deedy sends her congrats and tells us why she loves libraries.

Deedy is an award-winning author and storyteller. She is best known for her beloved children's books, which include The Library Dragon, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, and the New York Times bestseller 14 Cows for America. She is also an accomplished lecturer, having been a guest speaker for the TED Conference and the Library of Congress among other distinguished venues. She is also the host of the four-time Emmy-winning children's program, Love That Book!

Carmen Agra Deedy Video is Courtesy of Katherine Neville (Smithsonian Libraries Board Member)