Monday, April 18, 2011

A Cornucopia of Dystopia - Scavenger Hunt Interview with Lauren Oliver!

I would like to thank Casey and Dayna for putting this incredible event together!  It was such a blast to participate in, and I hope you all enjoyed the posts!  The last event is an interview with the author of Before I Fall and Delirium, Lauren Oliver.  The interview is going to be spread across 8 different blogs, each blog linking to the next blog and the next interview question.  To see the entire interview, you will need to follow the chain of links! Enjoy!!

Lauren Oliver comes from a family of writers so has always (mistakenly) believed that spending hours in from of the computer every day, mulling over the difference between "chortling" and "chuckling" is normal.  She has always been an avid reader.

She attended the University of Chicago, where she continued to be as impractical as possible by majoring in philosophy and literature.  After college, she attended the MFA program at NYU and worked breifly as the world's worst editorial assistant, and only marginally better assistant editor, at a major publishing house in New York.  Her major career contributions during this time were flouting the corporate dress code at every possible turn and repeatedly breaking the printer.  Before I Fall is her first published novel.

She is deeply grateful for the chance to continue writing, as she has never been particularly good at anything else. (From Goodreads.)

 What has been the greatest challenge in and promoting Before I Fall and Delirium?
Oof.  You know, writing itself - just the act of writing - is so immensely challenging, every other part of the process kind of pales in comparison.  I really do struggle with the actual work, which often surprises people, since I do write every day and I'm known for being very disciplined.  But every day it's a challenge and an internal struggle.

 Ready for the next question!?  Head over to Good Choice Reading!

Happy Reading!

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