For those of you who don’t know I’ve been planning this special/feature of posts for the month of September all related to or about Dystopian fiction. There were two reasons why i decided to do this: 1) Is that I’m going back to school tomorrow and starting Year Ten, and my timetable is is soooooo full this year that I won’t be able to post as often. Though I’ll try for at least two posts every seven days. 2) It was just an idea I had that I thought would be really fun to get different people (authors, and bloggers) involved.
Even though this took a bit of planning and adjusting it was really fun and I just want to thank everyone who contributed and helped make this possible!
Welcome back, to another Dystopian Delights post! I got the chance to interview author Jeanne DuPrau, author of dystopia novel ‘City of Ember’ and its sequel ‘The People of Sparks’. It was such a pleasure, so, without further ado, here are her answers to my questions!
Interview with Jeanne Du Prau
I’ve always been a writer in one way or another. I’ve taught English and writing; I’ve worked in publishing companies; I’ve worked as a tech writer. I left the nine-to-five world to do my own writing, and I published essays, book reviews, and books of non-fiction before writing The City of Ember, a story about a city where there’s no natural light except that produced by electrity–and the power is running out.
It’s hard to imagine doing anything else. If i were good enough, I’d like to be a musician of some kind–but I’m not good enough.
I would be Lina, who gets to run around her city and peer into all its shops and houses and dark corners.
I work best in the mornings. I am not a very organized writer–I don’t write always from 9 to 5, I don’t even write every day. I have to do a lot of thinking, and I usually write many drafts and revise many times. I like to sit with my laptop outdoors in the summer, as I’m doing right now!