Awards & Winners

David Wisniewski

Date of Birth 21-March-1953
Place of Birth England
(United Kingdom, Great Britain, Wentworth Vault at Toddington)
Nationality United States of America, England, United Kingdom
Profession Author, Illustrator, Writer
David R. Wisniewski, was an American writer and illustrator best known for children's books. He attended the University of Maryland, College Park but quit after one semester to join the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, graduating in 1973. He worked for several years as a clown before moving to Maryland and joining the Prince George's Country Puppet Theatre where he met his wife Donna Harris. In 1980, they started the Clarion Puppet Theatre which toured in schools, theaters and at the Smithsonian. After his children were born, he become a full-time author/ illustrator, using layers of cut paper to illustrate children's books. His book Golem, won the 1997 Caldecott Medal. In his acceptance speech, he said of himself: "I am a self-taught artist and writer who depends on instincts developed through years of circus and puppet performance to guide a story's structure and look."

Awards by David Wisniewski

Check all the awards nominated and won by David Wisniewski.


Caldecott Medal
Honored for : Golem

Nominations 1997 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Caldecott Medal Golem