M.T. Anderson on writing graphic novels, dystopias, and nonfiction (ages 9–adult) [Virtual Public Event; RSVP Required]
April 23 @ 19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min
Recommended for ages 9+
About M.T. Anderson: M.T. Anderson is an accomplished writer who was educated in English literature at Harvard University and Cambridge University, and went on to receive his MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. Anderson’s works for children and teens include: Thirsty, a vampire novel, Burger Wuss, a fast food revenge book, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation series, the first of which won the National Book Award; and Feed, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, a Boston Globe–Horn Honor Book, and the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Young Adults. M.T. Anderson was the 2019 Margaret Edwards Award recipient for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. The 2019 award chair said that Anderson’s work ” does not flinch from difficult subjects but instead presents them with a combination of elegant text and stark reality that illustrates a respect for the maturity of teen readers,” and Edwards Committee Member Michael Cart said “M.T. Anderson is a true nonpareil, demonstrating an extraordinary facility for writing in a variety of forms and genres, standing virtually alone in his creative venturesomeness and bold innovation.”
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