Barry Moser

Barry Moser has won numerous accolades for his work, including the prestigious National Book Award for Design and Illustration and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He is both an author and an artist, whose illustrations can be seen in books ranging from Voices of Ancient Egypt by Kay Winters to Hummingbird Nest: A Journal of Poems by Kristine O'Connell George. Barry Moser's work is represented in collections throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum, and the Library of Congress. He lives in western Massachusetts.

Books by this Author

The Call of the Wild
Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes
The Three Silly Billies

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Oh, time, strength, cash, and patience. (Melville)

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Reading in bed, having watched a good film with my wife, my mastiff, my cats. Or maybe working in the studio during a snowstorm with a fire in the fireplace, Bach playing on the stereo, my mastiff asleep next to me, and one of my cats sleeping on my drawing table.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Honore Daumier

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Summertime. Georgia on My Mind. Ave Maria (Schubert). Four Last Songs (R Straus). Latter Days (Over the Rhine)

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I drink too much booze.