Barry Moser

Barry Moser

Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1940, Moser was educated at The Baylor School, then at Auburn University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is the prizewinning illustrator and designer of more than three hundred books for children and adults.

 “I discovered very early on that I could not write a story if it was not set in the South. I have been living in the North two years longer than I lived in Dixie, but I still consider myself a Southerner. When I'm writing, I cannot hear a New England accent. I cannot place the story in New England. It gets placed in the eastern hills of Tennessee, in the mountains. And it gets told in the voice of my family, in that east Tennessee twang. That's what I hear.”
Barry Moser, quoted from  Oslwanger, Anna. ""The Object Is That Bloody Book": A Conversation with Barry Moser." Harold Underdown, 1999. Web. 02 July 2014.