Monday, February 19, 2007

Listen To The Patersons Talk About Terabithia

I just stumbled upon Katherine and David Paterson's NPR interview related to the movie The Bridge to Terabithia, which opened this weekend. The interview aired yesterday but you can hear it now.

What's particularly interesting about the interview is not just what the Patersons have to say about the movie, but what Katherine has to say about writing in general. For instance, she says that people expect her to be "nice" in her books, which doesn't necessarily make for good writing, and that she respects the intensity of children's feelings and tries to portray it in her books. That, of course, means she can't always be what adults think of as nice.


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