Posts Tagged: ya

Talking to Lauren Oliver and Lexa Hillyer, "Story Architects" for Young Adult Literature

Lauren Oliver and Lexa Hillyer are the co-founders of Paper Lantern Lit, a boutique YA book studio they call a "literary incubator." 

Let me see if I've got the concept of literary incubation right? You guys are the "architects," so you come up with YA concepts you think will do well, then match the concepts with writers; the writers finish a manuscript, you sell the manuscript to a publishing house, the writers get a cut. This is a similar model to book packagers like Alloy (Gossip Girl, etc): what are the differences?

LH: We really admire Alloy’s model and yes, there are definitely some similarities in [...]


‘Oh, Madeleine L’Engle!’

"Much about the Austins seems too good to be true—the way they spontaneously break out into a four-part hymn during a picnic on the mountain, or the smug confession by Vicky, the eldest daughter and narrator, that “we seem to watch a lot less television than most of our friends.”" —Oh, snap, finally. No, it's a mostly kindly review of a Leonard Marcus' book-length collection of interviews about Madeleine L’Engle. Now, here is the dishy 2004 profile in The New Yorker that various interviewees objected to.