Interview with me about A.J. Fikry on NPR’s All Things Considered

Audie Cornish interviewed me about The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry for All Things Considered. She is simply a wonderful interviewer and she (and her producer Justine Kenin) could not have been kinder to me or the book. Also over at NPR, they’re asking people to name the three books that define them. You can tweet or tumblr it, using #my3books. Mine are Charlotte’s WebThen We Came to the End, and Song of Solomon. But really, if you asked me on a different day, you’d probably get a different answer.

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/28/294393870/in-storied-life-characters-come-with-a-reading-list

 

9 thoughts on “Interview with me about A.J. Fikry on NPR’s All Things Considered

  1. Kendra

    I’d love to use this interview with my sophomore English students, but the link seems to be broken.

  2. Michael

    Hello Gabrielle,
    Will the film version of “Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac” ever be released in the U.S.?
    Best,
    Michael

    1. Gabrielle Zevin Post author

      Thanks for asking! I don’t know that it ever will be. The movie kind of had an odd journey. I know people have found a few copies of the movie for sale on BluRay on Amazon, for instance. (Just search Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac in Movies & TV.) Also, on eBay, you can occasionally find a copy. But I’ve heard the subtitles are very bad on these versions, so it’s kind of a buy-at-your-own-risk situation. If I hear that there is going to be a real American release at some point, I will update my website accordingly.

  3. Sonja

    Hi Gabrielle, I have bought your book the storied life of a.j.fikry on Thursday night and finished it on Saturday night, LOVED IT!!!!! THANK YOU for writing such a great story……heard about you from Chatelaine Canadian magazine, as a book of the month!!!!

  4. Kimberly

    Gabrielle – Am loving your Storied Life of AJ Fikry. I have a suggestion for when the paperback is issued – it would be helpful to have a list of all the books and authors that are mentioned in the book in an appendix – I figure anybody who writes a book I love probably also loves books I might also love. If that’s clear….

      1. Jennifer

        I came across “The storied life of A.J. Fikry” in the library last week and after reading it in two nights, I HAD to write down all of the titles mentioned within its pages ( i.e. “Old School” by Tobias Woolf) Im a reading “late bloomer”. At thirty years old I have discovered the wonderful world a book offers if I only give books a chance. Thank You for writing something that just about anyone can relate to.
        P.s. Thanks to the titles A.J. talks about I’ve read “A Wrinkle In Time” biting my nails all the way through. Keep spreading the love Gabrielle! 🙂

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