In this podcast, Michael Cart interviews Lizzie Skurnick
author of the just released Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics we Never Stopped Reading
. Lizzie is the author of the blog Old Hag
and is a columnist for Jezebel
The podcast discussion covers:
- Shelf Discovery
- The range of human experience covered in many teen novels.
- How teens read and what they get out of reading realistic fiction
- Books including Secret Lives by Bertha Amos, Jacob Have I Loved, Phyllis Reynold Naylor's Alice series, and The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp
- Reasons why novels for girls and women do not receive the respect they deserve and boy vs. girl readership of teen fiction.
- Skurnick's career & the readership of her Jezebel columns
- The future of print reviewing and the changing world of reading in electronic and print formats.