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Arun Gandhi, Bethany Hegedus, Evan Turk (2016)

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Learn more about the Grandfather Gandhi children's book series from co-authors Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus as well as illustrator Evan Turk.

Arun Gandhi, born in 1934, is the fifth grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi. A journalist for more than thirty years for the India Times, Arun now writes a blog for The Washington Post. His books for children are Grandfather Gandhi and Be the Change: A Grandfather Ghandi Story. Currently, Arun serves as president of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and travels the world speaking to governmental leaders, as well as to university and high school students about the practices of peace and nonviolence. He lives in Rochester, New York. Visit him at

Bethany Hegedus is the author of the picture book Grandfather Gandhi and the novels Truth with a Capital T and Between Us Baxters. Long an advocate for other writers, she serves as a mentor and manages The Writing Barn, an Austin, Texas center for retreats, classes, and events.

Evan Turk is an illustrator, animator, and designer working in New York City. He specializes in travel illustration, on-location event reportage, cultural children’s books, and concept illustration for video games, animation, and advertising. His clients include Time INC. and Simon & Schuster. He studies with Dalvero Academy, and his animation and illustration have been exhibited by the Petit Palais: Museum of Fine Art, Paris; Mystic Seaport Museum, CT; ArtsWestchester, NY; Woods Hole Film Festival, MA; and African Film Festival NY.  He is the author and illustrator of The Storyteller and the illustrator of the two Grandfather Ghandi books.


Production Date: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 14:00

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