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Barry Cunningham
Biographical Information

December 19, 1952






Managing Director of The Chicken House

Barry Cunningham (born 19 December 1952) is a British publisher and managing director of the Chicken House, which later became an imprint of Scholastic, the largest publisher and distributor of children's books in the world. In some of Cornelia Funke's translated books there is a foreword from him.

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Barry started his career by marketing children’s books. He travelled the UK with Roald Dahl, among other people, and really learned the difference between what children respond to and really like, and what they’re told to like. Though he spent time promoting books for adults early in my career, he was drawn back to children’s books, and when Bloomsbury asked him to do a report on starting children’s list, he claims to have thought, “I can do this. I’m not a proper editor, but I know a lot about children’s books.”[citation needed]

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  • Barry Cunningham was also the one to discover J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.[citation needed]
    • Coincidentally, Cornelia Funke is nicknamed "Germany's J. K. Rowling".[citation needed]

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