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Hostile Questions: Jason Reynolds

Hostile Questions: Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds might be the closest thing right now to an “It” author in YA lit. Exhibits A-X: When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys, As Brave as You. But don’t get cocky, Mr. Reynolds! In 2004, The Guardian named Lindsay Lohan their annual “It Girl.” Lindsay Lohan, Mr. Reynolds. […]

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Hostile Questions: Hannah Moskowitz

Hostile Questions: Hannah Moskowitz

By the age most of us were still fairly certain we would one day play video games professionally, Hannah Moskowitz was publishing books. And she hasn’t stopped: in a ridiculous seven years, she’s published nine novels, from the painfully gritty Break, to the darkly fantastical Teeth, to the dreamy realism of Invincible Summer, to the mischievous middle-grade […]

Hostile Questions: Brenna Yovanoff

Hostile Questions: Brenna Yovanoff

Brenna Yovanoff is an enigma wrapped in a mystery wrapped in name that sounds like an 1840s Russian seafaring vessel that got frozen in arctic waters only to be discovered a century later with its crew, those who hadn’t been cannibalized by their former friends, mummified by the salt air, trapped forever in wracked postures of eternal […]

Hostile Questions: G. Neri
By September 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Hostile Questions: G. Neri

G. whiz! HQ finally g.ets around to g.rilling that g.normous g.enerator of g.lorious books, G. Neri. As I’ve admitted in the past, I’m very suspicious of authors who use abbreviations. “G” would have us believe his name is “Greg,” but that’s so clearly a g.immick. We’re supposed to swallow that this one single “Greg” is behind g.raphic novels (Yummy: the Last Days […]

9 Days Until Mystery Month!
By April 22, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

9 Days Until Mystery Month!

There are times when the days, hours and minutes just seem to pass more slowly. When you’re buried alive, for instance. Or when you’re handcuffed to the radiator in a psychopath’s shotgun shack, just waiting for the distinctive sound of his murdermobile coming back up the street. (It’s an ice cream truck.) Or, worst of […]

The Best of Hostile Questions

The Best of Hostile Questions

It’s been almost three years since Hostile Questions began its multi-Pulitzer run, and I, your not-so-humble host, find myself tired, run-down, and almost . . . affable. Well, that won’t do. So I’m off for a four-month “sabbatical” and will do what needs doing to recharge my hostility: ride rush-hour trains with a screaming infant (I’ll borrow […]

Hostile Questions: Carrie Mesrobian
By November 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Hostile Questions: Carrie Mesrobian

You might know Carrie Mesrobian from her Morris Award-nominated debut, Sex & Violence, or her (ahem) non-Morris-Award-nominated follow-up, Perfectly Good White Boy. Or you might know her because you have a Google Alert for the word “sex” (I take it you have a lot of free time?) and Mesrobian does tend to talk about sex […]

Hostile Questions: Chuck Wendig
By October 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Hostile Questions: Chuck Wendig

If you frequent the “Inter-Net,” Chuck Wendig is one of those guys you come to be aware of, as one comes to be aware that he or she has allergies or an aversion to fish. Wendig, it turns out, cannot take a breath without having an opinion about it (was it a good breath? a […]

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Hostile Questions: Stephanie Perkins
By September 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Hostile Questions: Stephanie Perkins

Hostile Questions is, of course, known for its questioning, which is of a hostile bent, but something strange happened when I met up with Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After. There I was, bitter beyond my years, when we […]

Hostile Questions: Marcus Sedgwick

Hostile Questions: Marcus Sedgwick

It’s just a couple weeks before Marcus Sedgwick accepts the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. It’s a pretty sweet deal: your books get these neat foil dealies and you get to take home a glass — well, I don’t know what to call it. It’s a thing. A glass thing. […]

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