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Daniel Bernstrom Interviewed at Kirkus


A Heart-to-Heart with Daniel Bernstrom


Julie Danielson at Kirkus interviewed MFAC '13 alum, Daniel Bernstrom, about his recently released, ("story-time gold") debut picture book, One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree, and other upcoming releases. Check it out here.

Here are some especially wonderful tidbits from the interview:

"I wanted language to move and breathe on the page–to live. And maybe, as a visually-impaired child and adult, I learned how beautiful sound can be. I saw what I could do with words and punctuation. I so desperately wanted to share how words could live and breathe and sing for others, sighted and sightless alike, just as they did for me." 

"My MFA program at Hamline University was, without a doubt, the single most important factor in my path toward publication. I started graduate school a young adult novelist. I left Hamline University a picture-book writer."

For more about Daniel and the book, see our news feature.