Author

Arthur Yorinks

Biography

Arthur Yorinks has written and directed for opera, theater, dance, film, and radio and is the author of over thirty-five acclaimed and award-winning books, including Hey, Al, a children’s book, which earned the Caldecott Medal in 1987. From the age of 6, Yorinks studied to be a classical pianist, under former Juilliard professor Robert Bedford. At 17, veering from a potential profession as a classical musician, Yorinks began over four decades of writing and working in the performing arts. In the field of opera, Yorinks was Philip Glass’s librettist for the operas The Juniper Tree and The Fall of the House of Usher.

Through his forty years of picture-book making, he has teamed up with many famed illustrators including Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Mort Drucker, David Small, and Richard Egielski. His book, Mommy?, was a New York Times bestseller. Mr. Yorinks lives in New York City and continues to write and direct.

Most Popular Arthur Yorinks Books

Hey, Al book
Arthur Yorinks, Richard Egielski
Picture book
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Mommy? book
Arthur Yorinks, Maurice Sendak, Matthew Reinhart
Picture book
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Making Scents book
Arthur Yorinks, Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline
Chapter book
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All Arthur Yorinks Books

Collaborators

Braden Lamb
Shelli Paroline
Richard Egielski
Maurice Sendak
Matthew Reinhart

Personal Info

Books Stats

7Authored

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Highest Rated Book

Mommy? book
Arthur Yorinks, Maurice Sendak, Matthew Reinhart
Picture book
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