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Interview: Anna Godbersen, author of The Luxe

Dec 10, 2007

December 2007

Putting a 19th-century twist on popular series like Gossip Girl and The Clique, Anna Godbersen's novel THE LUXE follows the secrets and scandals, the drama and the debauchery of a group of upper-crust socialite teenagers in 1899 Manhattan.

Author Talk: Nick Hornby, author of Slam

Nov 10, 2007

SLAM is a novel about a sixteen-year-old called Sam, who gets his girlfriend Alicia pregnant. Sam’s a skater, and spends a lot of his time talking to a poster of Tony Hawk --- Tony Hawk talks back, in lines from his own autobiography.

Author Talk: Scott Westerfeld, author of Extras

Oct 10, 2007

October 2007

Scott Westerfeld's EXTRAS --- the companion to his hugely popular Uglies trilogy --- is a science fiction novel about a futuristic society that completely revolves around fame.

Author Talk: Jenny Downham, author of Before I Die

Sep 10, 2007

September 2007

In this interview conducted by Kristen Switzer --- a contributor to Children’s & Teen Librarian, an online newsletter produced by Ingram Library Services --- Jenny Downham recounts the roundabout road that led to the publication of her debut novel, BEFORE I DIE, and sheds light on the motivations behind the behavior of her complex protagonist, Tessa.

Author Talk: Guillaume Prėvost, author of The Book of Time

Sep 10, 2007

September 2007

In this interview, Guillaume Prevost --- author of THE BOOK OF TIME --- explains what prompted him to write a book for children after publishing two adult historical mysteries, and describes the similarities between himself and main characters Sam, Lily and Allan.