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M.T. Anderson

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20090102, 20080704

Young adult writer M. T. Anderson, author of The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing (listed by Amazon in their top 20 books of 2008), talks about his immersion into 18th century literature in preparation for writing this National Book Award-winning novel. Anderson also discusses the importance of language, and how it shapes our reality, as well as the need for books written exclusively for teenagers, and how that is distinguished from writing for adults.

| Subject Matter: 18th century literature, Language, Reality, Young Adult | Interview Year: 2008 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: National Book Award |

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