The Wand in the Word Conversations With Writers of Fantasy

Hardback (14 Feb 2006) | English

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"A rich resource that will be consulted as frequently by children's literature professionals and by genre fans themselves." - BOOKLIST (starred review)

What kind of child were you? When did you decide you wanted to be a writer? Why do you write fantasy?

"Fantasy," writes Leonard S. Marcus, "is storytelling with the beguiling power to transform the impossible into the imaginable and to reveal our own 'real' world in a fresh and truth-bearing light." Few have harnessed this power with the artistry, verve, and imagination of the authors encountered in this compelling book. How do they work their magic?

Finely nuanced and continually revealing, Leonard S. Marcus's interviews range widely over questions of literary craft and moral vision, as he asks thirteen noted fantasy authors about their pivotal life experiences, their literary influences and work routines, and their core beliefs about the place of fantasy in literature and in our lives.
Back matter includes an index.

Book information

ISBN: 9780763626259
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Imprint: Candlewick Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.0099282
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 202
Weight: 744g
Height: 235mm
Width: 165mm
Spine width: 23mm