Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Julie Sarkissian

Julie Sarkissian is a graduate of Princeton University, where she won the Francis Leon Paige Award for creative writing, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. Her new novel is Dear Lucy.

From her Q & A with Jaime Boler at Bookmagnet's Blog:

JB: Please describe Dear Lucy in ten words or less.

JS: Disabled girl, pregnant teenager and talking chicken vs. the world.

JB: What inspired you to write Dear Lucy? Which character’s voice came to you first? And in what way?

JS: The inspiration for Dear Lucy was Lucy’s voice, narrating her gathering of the eggs. Her voice was so strong I just felt compelled to follow it, wherever it lead me. Her voice was the initial inspiration and the guiding force for the whole project.

JB: Lucy is truly an unforgettable and beautifully quirky character. How did her creation come about?

JS: Thank you so much! She presented herself to me as....[read on]
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