On Sisterhood, Traveling, and Pants

Booklist‘s Gillian Engberg had a sit-down with Ann Brashares of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants fame, and I’m sure glad she did. For anyone who doubts the amount of serious work that goes into creating such blockbusters, dig Brashares as she discusses the influences of Trollope, Hardy, and Faulkner. Maybe it’s all the practice she’s had answering questions for her legions of fans, but Brashares is wonderfully articulate, and even gets me (a dude) rather jazzed to see what she’s up to in her new book 3 Willows.

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About the Author:

Dan Kraus is Booklist's Editor of Books for Youth. He is also the producer and director of numerous feature films, most notably the documentary Work Series, and the author of several YA novels, including Rotters and Scowler, both of which won the Odyssey Award. Follow him on Twitter at @DanielDKraus.

4 Comments on "On Sisterhood, Traveling, and Pants"

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  1. joelcreese@gmail.com' Joel Reese says:

    What I want to know is: Where was this interview conducted? And who was manning (or “womanning”! LOL!) the camera?

  2. Daniel says:

    Behind the camera is Booklist’s own Gillian Engberg, and the interview was conducted at the 2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. I’m not exactly sure of the precise location of the interview, although it kind of looks like the inside of an airplane cabin, doesn’t it?

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