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Jane Gilchrist from the Library of Congress speaks with author Lois Lowry, who will appear at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Sept. 22-23, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
“From the time I was 8 or 9, I wanted to be a writer,” says Lois Lowry. “Writing was what I liked best in school; it was what I did best in school.” Although her books vary in content and style, Lowry believes they all deal with the same general theme: the importance of human connections. In “Gathering Blue,” the two-time Newbery-winning author challenges readers to envision what the world could become. Lowry’s new novel is “Son.”
About the 2012 National Book Festival
The 2012 National Book Festival was held on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Our podcast series features one-on-one chats with some of this year’s featured authors.