Monday, December 20, 2010

Kiersten White in Publishers Weekly

This weeks issue of Publishers Weekly has interviewed "four children's and YA novelists who had noteworthy debuts this fall". And, of course, Kiersten White is one of them.
The success of her first published book hasn't changed White's sense of what YA is about: fun comes first. But she also emphasizes that she writes for teens because she remembers "what it felt like to be there." Magical beings from folklore are a natural fit for her, she says, since "these creatures are essentially personifications of adolescent problems," and give her the freedom to explore YA issues in a dramatic, imaginative way.

Read the rest of the interview; Flying Starts 2010. Kiersten White is directly after Adam Gidwitz.

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