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May 10, 2006

Jen Krieger and Marisa Emralino of sat down with four authors of young adult fiction who participated in The Teen Voices Author Tour sponsored by Random House Children's Books. Jen Bryant, Simon Cheshire, E. Lockhart and Tanya Lee Stone discussed a wide variety of topics, including their childhood literary influences, the state of teen literature today, the advantages and disadvantages of writing from the first person point of view vs. third person, and the feedback they've received from readers.

Interview: Ned Vizzini, author of It's Kind of a Funny Story

May 10, 2006

May 2006

Ned Vizzini has expertly captured the trials and tribulations of teenage life with TEEN ANGST? NAAAH... and BE MORE CHILL. He examines a much deeper facet of adolescent struggles in his latest novel, IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY.

Author Talk: Sarah Dessen, author of Just Listen

Apr 10, 2006

April 2006

Sarah Dessen has written several critically acclaimed and award-winning books such as THIS LULLABY, THAT SUMMER, SOMEONE LIKE YOU and KEEPING THE MOON. Her latest effort,JUST LISTEN, contains the same trademark poignancy, wisdom and honesty that struck a chord with her young adult audience.

Interview: Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief

Apr 10, 2006

April 13, 2006

Markus Zusak is the award-winning author of four young adult novels: THE UNDERDOG, FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE, GETTING THE GIRL and I AM THE MESSENGER.

Interview: Allegra Goodman, author of Intuition

Mar 10, 2006

March 2006

With her latest endeavor, INTUITION, Allegra Goodman examines a different sort of faith from the recurring religious and spiritual matters she explored in her previous works.