30 January 2009

YA Author:: Interview with James Kennedy

During the ALAN '07 conference, John Green called his spiel "OMFG. Can we please give teens some credit? OMFG!"

During a presentation by M.T. Anderson (which you can listen to for free if you subscribe to the Seattle Public Library Teens Podcast), Tobin insisted that he felt he didn't have to dumb down his Octavian Nothing novels for a youthful audience. After all, teens can read inquisitively and intelligently too.

For further proof of the sheer brilliance of teens, watch the Evanston Public Library Teen Advisory Board interview award-winning YA author James Kennedy, soulful creator of the fantastic novel The Order of the Odd-Fish.

I mean, wouldn't you agree that these teens ask pretty damn good questions? Well done, seriously, guys.

For more Odd-Fish fun, try looking through these reviews: O D D