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Chris Paul

Chris Paul is the creative director and associate publisher for Candlewick Press, where she has worked for the past eighteen years. Paul directs a talented staff of art directors and designers creating high-quality children's books, ranging from picture books for the very young through sophisticated young adult titles.  While leading the selection of illustrators for the Candlewick list and monitoring the overall quality, Paul also art directs and designs specific books, most notably all of Kate DiCamillo's titles, and has six Newbery award titles to her credit. Candlewick has also been awarded five total Caldecott honors and a Caldecott medal for Jon Klassen's This Is Not My Hat. Paul has a long history in publishing starting with Macmillan Adult Trade Division, John Wiley & Sons, Little Brown Children's Books, and several stints as a freelance graphic designer.