Roz Chast

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Roz Chast is a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker and is the illustrator of Steve Martin’s popular children’s book The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children. She is also the author and illustrator of Too Busy Marco, Marco Goes to School, and Around the Clock.

Photograph by Anne Hall

Books by this Author

Around the Clock
Marco Goes to School
Too Busy Marco


My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never put bananas in the refrigerator.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Save Me (Aimee Mann); La Mer (Charles Trenet); All Tomorrow's Parties (Velvet Underground); Every Day is LIke Sunday (The Smiths); Road Runner (Jonathan Richman);

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A museum.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Nervous laughter.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I'm going through a big modular origami phase at the moment.