the impossible knife of memory

Laurie Halse Anderson on Nightmares, Writing, and Teen Audiences

Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, offers some amazing insights in this brief interview. She discusses how a nightmare influenced her story, how an editor told her that "teens don't read," and how surprising it was when Speak became an award-winning novel.

This is good stuff, people.

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