LCVA to host bestselling author

Published 8:40 am Thursday, October 13, 2022

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The New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Corinna Luyken will appear at a reception in her honor at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) on Thursday, Oct. 13. She is best known for her acclaimed The Tree in Me, My Heart, and The Book of Mistakes, the latter of which has been widely praised by NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and Entertainment Weekly.

Luyken is also the illustrator of Patchwork (written by Matt de la Peña); Something Good and Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse (both written by Marcy Campbell); Nothing in Common (written by Kate Hoefler); and Weird Little Robots (written by Carolyn Crimi). She was also recently named the 2022 Illustrator of the Year by the Virginia Children’s Book Festival.

Each Small Kindness: The Art of Corinna Luyken is the sixth iteration of the LCVA’s annual Arts and Letters exhibition series. The series, presented in proud partnership with the Virginia Children’s Book Festival, showcases the best art in children’s literature today. The exhibition is made possible in part by the Walter J. Payne Foundation, Candice Jamison Dowdy ’69 and Charles H. Dowdy III, Northwestern Mutual and Hotel Weyanoke.