[DWJ] Tolkien/Tolkein was Re: humor in fantasy

Charles Butler charlescbutler at btinternet.com
Thu Feb 16 03:39:57 EST 2006


      The latest newsletter from ACHUKA has chosen this as its book of the week - it looks like it would be of interest to quite a few of us here:
   
   
  The Wand In The Word - Conversations With Writers of fantasy
compiled and edited by Leonard S. Marcus
(Candlewick Press/Walker Books) 
What a fantastic collection of interviews this is, beautifully produced with photographs of the authors in their childhood and youth, as well as how they look today. Leonard Marcus knows how to ask the all-important general questions - about daily routine, methods of revision etc. - as well as questions specific to each author's books. 
The thirteeen authors featured are Lloyd Alexander, Franny Billingsley, Susan Cooper, Nancy Farmer, Brian Jacques, Diana Wynne Jones, Ursula Le Guin, Madeleine L'Engle, Garth Nix, Tamora Pierce, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman and Jane Yolen. 
   
  But I can't find any reference to it on Amazon, and Google draws a blank. Anybody know more?
   
  Charlie




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