Welcome to This Is the Author In Conversation, a series of special episodes within our This Is the Author podcast in which authors, narrators, directors, and producers talk candidly about the audiobooks they work on together—often only minutes after recording has wrapped. Read more
“It took me 10 years to write DRAW YOUR WEAPONS. I wrote it after seeing two photographs. The first photograph I saw was a picture of a man and he was holding a violin, and I read the newspaper story about him. It turned out he was a conscientious objector during World War II whoâ€™d protested the internment of Japanese Americans, and was put in prison. While he was there, he built a violin. And the newspaper story I read about him was about his grandson completing that violin and giving it to him on his birthday. And everything in my body said, ‘you have to write about this person.'”
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The Animators is a story about two best friends, Mel and Sharon. Sharon tells their historyâ€”from meeting in college in an animation course to finding success with their first animated feature filmâ€”all the while sharing her own experience of fully coming into adulthood. Read more