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Erin Bow

I knew from the moment I met author Erin Bow that she was going to be a great guest in the Studio One Book Club.  She has a great sense of humor, a wonderful way of talking about her writing and such an interesting and unexpected back ground in particle physics!

Erin is one of the nominees for this year's TD Children's Literature Prize for her novel Plain Kate. It's a story set in a kind of medieval Russia.  Kate is the daughter of a wood carver and she is learning to be a very talented carver in her own right.  Then, as so often happens in these stories, her world falls apart. She is suspected of being a witch (which will mean certain death) her father dies and she is forced to sell her shadow to a very worrisome character.  As you can imagine things do not get any better after that transaction!

We has such an interesting conversation in the Book Club with Erin about writing and fairy tales and physics!









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