In this edition of This Creative Life, hear about my plan to start all over in life with a new identity! But seriously folks! I hope you enjoy my conversation with Gene Luen Yang as much as I did. He’s a National Book Award finalist, Printz winner, two-time Eisner Award winner, and all-around terrific person. We did talk a bit about midlife, the deceptive appeal of a life with no commitments, balancing a day job with his creative work, and the difference between the pain of writing vs. the pain of not writing. Also a lot of other stuff. (Like outlining and Frito Scoops.)
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If you haven’t read AMERICAN BORN CHINESE – well, to me it’s become part of the YA canon, so I urge you to check it out.
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Thanks for listening! Back on Oct 15 with Matthew Quick, author of THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK!