Teffer and Kadi return to the Graceling Realm with Kristin Cashore's new release, Winterkeep! We're talking about environmental anxiety, the Gen Z/Millennial tension, extended character development, generational trauma and generational healing, who can get it, and so much more. Donate to the Upford Network's Indiegogo Campaign! igg.me/at/upfordnetworkResources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hp7nlP5UcH63FEl1kpPgxdO7Qw7iagcCTBfOPfPLuMg/edit?usp=sharingSupport us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/yapodcastMerch! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/up-for-discusssion?ref_id=2539To suggest a book, email email@example.com or tweet at us @yapodcastHosted by:Teffer Adjemian: @tefferbear Bailey: @thebailzasaurus Kadi Diop: @kadi__d Eunice Hong: @theeunicornreadsabookGreat Bear Music! greatbearmusic.bandcamp.com/ www.andrewvannorstrand.com www.upfordnetwork.comSend us books!Upford Network ℅ Tom ZalatnaiPO Box 22585 Monkland POMontreal, QuebecH4A 3T4Canada
First Draft Episode #286: Kristin Cashore Kristin Cashore is the New York Times bestselling author of the Graceling series, including Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue, as well as Jane, Unlimited. She has returned to her fantasy world for her newest novel, Winterkeep. Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: The Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene Agatha Christie, author of Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, and And Then There Were None Dorothy L. Sayers, author of Whose Body? Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons University Liza Ketchum, author of The Life Fantastic: A Novel in Three Acts Faye Bender, literary agent at The Book Group (Faye has appeared on the Track Changes series, the bonus episodes Publishing in the time of COVID and The Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From Team episodes) Kathy Dawson, editor at HMH at the time she bought Graceling, and is currently publisher at Kathy Dawson Books for Penguin Random House 🎙️ Enjoy this episode? Check out… Sabaa Tahir, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes series, which comes to a much-anticipated conclusion with the release of A Sky Beyond the Storm. Hear her First Draft interview, and hear her answering listener questions in her mailbag episode. Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shadow and Bone series, the Six of Crows duology, and the King of Scars duology, discusses her first adult novel, Ninth House. Hear her initial First Draft interview about Six of Crows and her most recent interview about Ninth House. Susan Dennard, the New York Times bestselling author of the Something Strange and Deadly series and The Witchlands series. Hear her First Draft episode here. 🗣️ I want to hear from you! Have a question about writing or creativity for Sarah Enni or her guests to answer? To leave a voicemail, call (818) 533-1998 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ! 🤳 Subscribe To First Draft with Sarah Enni In Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 📫 Sign up for the First Draft Newsletters ✍️ Track Changes If you’re looking for more information on how to get published, or the traditional publishing industry, check out the Track Changes podcast series. 🏆 Support the Show Love the show? Make a monthly or one-time donation at Paypal.me/FirstDraft. 👍 Rate, Review, and Recommend Take a moment to rate and review First Draft with Sarah Enni in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. Your honest and positive review helps others discover the show -- so thank you!
Help Us Fund Our New Studio! igg.me/at/upfordThis week we dig into the Graceling books by Kristin Cashore, a trio of books exploring the same fantasy universe through three different, powerful, female protagonists. We talk about growing up, building friendships, and owning your strengths.To suggest a book, email email@example.com or tweet at us @yapodcast@tefferbear @thebailzasaurusGreat Bear Music! greatbearmusic.bandcamp.com/ www.upfordnetwork.com
Kristin Cashore and Kenneth Kidd, "Coming of Age in Dystopia: The Darkness of Young Adult Fiction"
MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing
Why are brutal dystopias, devastating apocalyptic visions, and tales of personal trauma such a staple of young adult literature? Kristin Cashore, author of the award-winning Graceling Realm trilogy, and the University of Florida’s Kenneth Kidd will explore the history and current preoccupations of one of the most popular forms of fiction today. Marah Gubar, an associate professor in MIT’s Literature department, will moderate.
Bitterblue: Kristin Cashore talks about her latest novel.
The Mount Kisco Library Podcast
Kristin Cashore talks about "Bitterblue" with librarians Deirdre, from Mount Kisco, and Mary, from Armonk. The discussion covers: 1. Why Kristin wanted to revisit the character of Bitterblue, and whether she will write more books set in the Seven Kingdoms. She hopes to revisit the world of Bitterblue in future, and may write a book featuring a character not only without superpowers, but also without wealth and influence. 2. The character of Leck, and the necessity, and extreme difficulty, of writing from his point of view. 3. Kristin was "oddly pleased" to know that we think Leck would have no trouble at all killing Voldemort. Although Charlie X, from Star Treck, might give him more of a run for his money. 4. Kristin is reading and rereading many books, including "Code Name Verity," by Elizabeth Wein, "Breadcrumbs," by Anne Ursu, and "Rebecca," by Daphne Dumaurier. 5. Kristin elaborates on the codes she invents for Bitterblue. She discusses the tradition of fine needlework in her family, and her admiration for the novel "A Piece of Justice," by Jill Paton Walsh. WARNING. This chapter contains some spoilers. 6. Kristin tends to name minor characters after locales on road signs. However, other characters are named for a salient characteristic. Thiel was named after a character in a novel by Cynthia Voight. 7. The name Thiel is somewhat reminiscent of Thule, and so seems to connote loss, cold, lost love. But the resemblance is quite accidental. 8. Death, on the other hand, is a direct tribute to Dorothy Sayers and her sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey. 9. Kristin studied PSTD and cults for her writing. She also researched the recent history of Rwanda. 10. When writing the romance in the book, she did not have a definite plan. She lets her writing take the direction it wants to take. However, she did have some idea, even at the beginning, who would end up with whom. WARNING SPOILERS in this chapter! 11. We talk about the many lies which the book contains, and the multilayered societies Bitterblue discovers around her, including a criminal element that touches her directly. 12. Kristin reveals how her study of the flying trapeze helped her write "Bitterblue." 13. We discuss Thiel, both the difficulty of his situation and the difficulty of writing about it. 14. Kristin advises those who wish to be creative to follow their hearts. She also says that self-doubt is a necessary part of the creative process, but should not become a discouragement. We would like to thank Kristin very much for talking to us. We would also like to thank: MUSIC: The Illiad, for our opening song, Cursor Miner, for our closing song, and Sebastian Jakobi for his rendition of the Koening in Thule. ART: Ian Schoenherr, for the art gracing chapters 2,5,6,8,9,11 and 13 of this podcast. Cover images are from Dial Books, Hyperion Books, and Carlsen Verlag. The image used for Chapter 7 is a detail from a 1930 icelandic coin depicting the King of Thule. The picture of Kristin on the flying trapeze is taken from her blog. The portrait of Kristin which illustrates the episode is by Leaslie Feagley. We hope you have enjoyed this podcast. Thank you for listening.