National Book Festival authors: who would you interview?
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Who on the NBF list would you be interested in asking a question? I may be able to snag just about any author attending the National Book Festival, so let me know who you'd like to ask a question of! Post your questions in this thread, with the author name first so I know who you're addressing.
So far, these are authors who have confirmed they're willing to answer a question:
Jeff Smith of “Bone: Tall Tales.”
Linda Sue Park
Rosemary Wells and Henry Petroski
Do you want the questions in the thread, as well? (I'll need to think a bit.)
I can't promise that I'll be able to snag every author, but I know lots of them are willing! (Suzanne Collins isn't available, I know, but she's the only "no, thank you" so far.)
1. You write in such a wide variety of genres (science, children, poetry, psychology). Which do you find the most challenging? The most satisfying? The most fun?
2. I find a great deal of comfort and laughter in your age-related poetry. Do you have a favorite? Did you stumble upon this niche, or did you create it?
3. How did your boys feel originally about being subjects of children's books?
4. Tell us about "the boys" now - and all those wonderful grandchildren. (Aren't they fun?)
I keep wanting to think of a very clever question for you, but nothing I can think of seems good enough. Instead, I'll ask what is an object you've come across recently that caught your eye as being well designed?
Most of your work has been studies of figures of the Romantic Era. What concerns of the era do you feel resonate most interestingly today, and has your answer to that question changed in the decades you've been studying the Romantics?