Monday, March 16, 2009

Laurie Halse Anderson talking about why she wrote Wintergirls

Does it look like I'm obsessing about Laurie Halse Anderson? Because I am. I'm reading her books as preparation for interviewing her and I found this video that I'd like to share. Here Laurie talks about why she wrote Wintergirls.

The more I read of her work, and the more I learn about her, the more impressed I am.

I've become such a fan of these video clips recently. They make me want to rush out and delve straight into the book. You?


Sadako said...

Thanks for posting this. I'm really looking forward to the release of Wintergirls and I'm also really glad she wrote this book. Considering that Speak was a great portrayal of both depression and the aftermath of rape, I'm sure Wintergirls will also be brilliant.

Bookgeek said...

I'm reading it at the moment and it's such a difficult, topical, and misunderstood subject. And it touches so very many people. She has an amazing ability to tackle such difficult subjects and help people come to terms with them. Really just want to say thank you.