365体育备用网址Journalist, Editor, The New York Times
365体育备用网址Maria Russo, a longtime cultural journalist, is the Children’s Books Editor at the New York Times, where she handles thousands of children’s books each year – from picture books to Young Adult novels.
She writes many reviews and feature stories herself, and assigns others to a team of freelancers that includes some of the biggest names in kidlit.
Russo has been a writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times, the New York Observer, and Salon.com. Before entering journalism, she earned a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, where she taught for three years in the School of General Studies. Before that, she graduated with an English degree from Georgetown University.
Russo lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband and three children, only two of whom (alas!) are Harry Potter lovers.