Many thanks to Gráinne Clear over at RTE’s Little Pages children’s book review program for this post awards interview. I love book shows that are actually about books and interviewers that are genuinely interested in the medium. Little Pages is one of those shows & Gráinne is so terrifically engaged and informed – it makes for a great interviewing experience.
So we talk here about many things, among them my detestation of war-nography, my desire to write an entertaining tale beneath which you can – if you want – find many many layers, the imagery in Into The Grey/Taken way, and how I think we must trust YA readers more than we currently seem to. I also read a little from the book.
PLEASE DO BEWARE: there are some spoilers in this interview for Into The Grey/Taken Away, but I don’t think they’d ruin the reading experience in any way.
YOU CAN FIND THE PODCAST HERE: Little Pages – Into The Grey by Celine Kiernan