How does writing for children or teenagers differ from an adult audience? Is much research necessary? Should the author of novels for this group have access to them before publishing so language and reactions are real and compelling? How much of a painful nature should be revealed in discussion of difficult subjects?
Harriet Sirof knows well the landscape of young adult and teen fiction. She writes compassionately and honestly about the problems and fears they face. On our next show, we will talk with her about the special creativity of writing for this age group. As adults, it is easy for us to imagine the concerns or thoughts others have. Harriet has a unique talent and understanding of what it is like to be young, afraid, and different. It is a true gift and one which enriches her novels from first page to last.
Join us as we discuss the special skill and creativity when writing for this huge audience. As novels where boy meets girl are replaced by darker fare, we read about real teenagers with very grown up problems. Is the line between teen and adult fiction almost invisible? How are stories of harsh realities seen by parents whose teenagers are reading them?
If you love discussing the creative writing process or find this area of particular interest, please join us for a most fascinating Books And Beyond with a talented writer well versed in fiction of this kind. Harriet is a true delight and someone you won’t want to miss. Her lovely novel, Because She’s my Friend can be found on the Nls Bard site.
Below you will find a brief biography of Harriet Sirof and details of how you can attend this show.
Harriet Sirof is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Harriet Sirof include Bring Back Yesterday, The Road Back: Living With a Physical Disability, The Real World, and Because She's My Friend.
rite Sirof is the author of nine novels and three non-fiction books for young adults, as well as numerous short stories, articles, and educational materials for both adults and juveniles. She teaches writing at Brooklyn College.
The Road Back: Living with a Physical Disability
Because She's My Friend
Anything You can Do
The Real World
Save the dam! (The Roundup series)
The If Machine
A New-Fashioned Love Story for children and teens.