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Josh Bell, the narrator of Kwame Alexander’s novel THE CROSSOVER, defines it as “a basketball move in which a player dribbles the ball quickly from one hand to the other.” This move, sudden and surprising, also describes the book’s dramatic change in success.
Trudi Canavan’s name came to the attention of the literary world when “Whispers of the Mist Children” won the 1999 Aurealis Award for Best Short Story. Her novel MAGICIAN’S GUILD (2001)--the story of a young slum dweller in an alternative realm who discovers her own magical potential--launched her first trilogy and established her as an up-and-coming novelist. She currently has published more than a dozen novels, including four separate trilogies. Her books have been translated into German, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Czech, Danish, and French.
After Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham has finished plotting, writing, editing, and rewriting a novel, he’s done with it—absolutely and completely. So he groans at the thought of having to hear the audio version, saying, “I can’t possibly sit and listen to my whole damn book all over again.”
L.A. Meyer has been a listener for years. Meyer, a visual artist before he turned to writing, spent hours framing prints of his work in his Bar Harbor, Maine, studio. “Those were great listening times because you don’t have to think much when you’re framing.”
As Lynn Sherr, the longtime ABC News correspondent, was writing SALLY RIDE: AMERICA’S FIRST WOMAN IN SPACE, she stopped periodically to read every word aloud to herself. She does that with everything she writes.
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