Meg Wolitzer On Writing And Reading Young Adult Novels

September 30, 2014 12:09 PM

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Meg Wolitzer is the author of The Interestings, a novel chronicling the thwarted -- or achieved -- ambitions of a crew of gifted summer campers. Her latest novel, Belzhar, tackles similar themes, but is geared towards the Young Adult audience. Told with an immediacy granted from its teenage, first-person narrator, her newest book sheds light on the genre's unique offerings.

Your previous novel The Interestings mostly concerns itself with young, ambitious characters. How does writing young people in an adult novel differ from writing a young adult novel? While The Interestings takes place over almost 40 years and is told from a few different third-person points of view,...

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