C.S. Lewis wrote that "once every hundred years some wiseacre gets up and tries to banish the fairy tale." Lewis also said the best fantasy worked for young and old alike. Authors of children's fantasy examine how that holds in today's literature.
Neil Gaiman, author of The Sandman comic book series; author of the books The Wolves in the Walls, American Gods, Neverwhere and Good Omens
Christopher Paolini, 22-year-old author of the Eragon series; published first book at 15
Tamora Pierce, author of a series of fantasy books for teenagers, including the Circle of Magic Quartet; her latest book is Trickster's Queen