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List of Horn Book Magazine editors

This is a chronological list of editors of Horn Book Magazine.


Bertha Mahony MillerEdit

Bertha Mahony Miller was the founding editor of Horn Book. She served in that post from 1924 to 1951.

Jennie LindquistEdit

Jennie D. Lindquist served as editor from 1951 to 1958. Before that, she held the title of managing editor under Bertha Mahony Miller.

Ruth Hill ViguersEdit

Ruth Hill Viguers was the Horn Book Magazine editor from 1958 to 1967. She was known to write stories concerning social realism.

Paul HeinsEdit

Paul Heins served as editor from 1967 to 1974 and was also a noted book critic. Before his tenure as editor, Heins was a teacher at the Boston English High School. During his editorship, he created the controversial Eleanor Cameron vs. Roald Dahl segment. He was also the author of two books: one being a retelling of Snow White illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman and the other Crosscurrents of Criticism: Horn Book Essays, 1968-1977.

Ethel HeinsEdit

Ethel L. Heins (1918-1997) was a librarian at public schools and book reviewer who served as editor from 1974 to 1985. She added the sections "A Second Look" and "Out of Print — But Look in Your Library". Ms. Heins also wrote the book The Cat and the Cook and Other Fables of Krylov. She became editor as of the Magazine's 50th Anniversary edition.

Anita SilveyEdit

Anita Silvey of Fort Wayne, Indiana was editor of the magazine from 1985 to 1995, when she became the vice-president of Houghton Mifflin (until 2001).

Roger SuttonEdit

Roger Sutton of Boston, Massachusetts, is the current editor.