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AUTHOR | JOURNALIST | STORYTELLER 

WALLY

THE WORLD'S GREATEST PIANO-PLAYING WOMBAT 

 

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Ratha is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, where she's written cover features for the Travel section on Virginia Woolf’s childhood in Cornwall and Truman Capote’s early years along the Mediterranean. She's also hunted down the best boeuf bourguignon in Burgundy for a cover story for The Wall Street Journal's Off Duty section, and has written about, among other things, hobbit holes in Switzerland, W. B. Yeats, and popcorn.

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Ratha created Max's Boat as a deep-dive into the world of picture books. Each week, one picture book writer or illustrator will share their favorite picture books and explain their picks in an interview.