Saturday, June 30, 2007

Meg Rosoff

Adrienne Wong interviewed Meg Rosoff for the Financial Times.

A few of the questions and answers:

Who would you most like to sit next to at a dinner party?

My favourite writers - Molly Keane, Graham Greene, Wilfred Thesiger.

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Which book do you wish you’d written?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

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What novel would you give your child to introduce them to literature?

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Read the entire Q & A.

Meg Rosoff wrote her first book, How I Live Now, at the age of 46; she had no previous literary experience, and had spent years in an unfulfilling career in advertising. A darkly poignant tale for young adults about love, adolescence and a third world war, the book won the 2004 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Her second book, Just in Case, just won the CILIP Carnegie Medal for 2007.

--Marshal Zeringue