Literature

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Sandra Cisneros at the Library of Congress National Book Festival

Sandra Cisneros, author of Have You Seen Marie?, discusses growing up with 6 brothers, her upcoming journey, dealing with grief, and why she classifies her latest work as an 'illustrated fable for adults'

 

Sandra Cisneros has lived an eclectic life working as a counselor to high school dropout, an instructor of creative writing, college recruiter, arts administrator, and visiting writer at several universities. Her writing accumulation is equally eclectic and includes two novels, two poetry collections, and one short story collection. She sat down with Indiezone.tv's Christie McDonald at the Library of Congress National Bookfest to discuss her latest work, Have You Seen Marie?, which is described as a richly illustrated fable for adults. 

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R.L. Stine at the Library of Congress National Book Festival

R.L. Stine on the D.C Bookfest, getting mobbed, turning scary, and his newest adult novel, Red Rain. 
 

R.L. Stine, best known for his Goosebumps series, is one of the most beloved children's authors of all time; ironic since he spends most of his time trying to scare the pants off of young kids!  Stine has sold more than 350 million books and been translated to over 32 languages. He sat down with Indiezone.tv's Christie McDonald to discuss the National Bookfest, being mobbed by the media, why it took him so long to turn scary, a possible second autobiography, and his newest adult novel Red Rain

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National Student Poets at Library of Congress Book Festival

Meet the 2012 National Student Poets: Lylla Younes, Claire Lee, Luisa Banchoff, Natalie Richardson, and Miles Hewitt; they're great we promise!

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Eloisa James at the Library of Congress National Book Festival

Eloisa James is a Fordham Shakespearean professor by day, romance novelist by night. Her novels have been published to great acclaim and have constantly secured a spot on the New York Times Bestseller List. In her interview with Indiezone.tv's Christie McDonald at the Library of Congress National Bookfest, James discusses her newest novel,  the word "ugly", tenure, her double life, the stigma behind the romance genre, and the National Bookfest itself.  "The Ugly Duchess" is the latest  in a series of fairy-tale inspired romance books, and in her most recent work James is particularly interested in exploring the harmful connotation associated with the word 'ugly'. 

 

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Ed Young at the Library of Congress National Book Festival

Ed Young has illustrated more than 80 books for children.  Among his many cherished works of art are the Caldecott Medal-winning Lon Po Po and the New York Time best-seller Wabi Sabi.  He has also written and illustrated a few of his own, including The House Baba Built.  His newest work is Nighttime Ninja. 
 
Young spares some time at the Library of Congress National Bookfest to sit down with Indiezone.tv's Christie McDonald.  They discuss the premise behind his latest work, his love of ninjas, illustrating for children, and the intricate art of Thai Chi. A wonderful man with a childlike joy for what he does, Ed Young has gained some new fans from this bunch! 
 
 
 
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Anna Dewdney at the Library of Congress Book Fest

Anna Dewdney, author of the popular Llama llama series, talks breaking into the industry, balancing writing with motherhood, and advising aspiring writers.

Anna Dewdney write, sketches, paints, and raised two children, all while living 'in a big old house in Vermont with two scruffy dogs'.  She is very open about the hard work and persistence it takes to break into the publishing world( it took her 20 years before finally convince someone to publish her own work).  She is the author of the popular Llama llama series, her newest title Llama Llama Time to Share.  

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Annie Barrows at the Library of Congress Book Fest

Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy and Bean series, discusses her latest installment, becoming a better but not faster writer, and some of the advantages and disadvantages of co-authoring a book. 

 

Annie Barrows grew up in Northern California and graduated from the University of California at Berkley (with a degree in medieval history no less!).  She is the author of the New York Times best-selling Ivy and Bean series, and co-author of the New York Times best-seller The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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Jeff Toobin at the Library of Congress National Book Festival

Jeff Toobin, CNN analyst and author of 5 books, discusses routine, the digital age, family history and media coverage.

 

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