I can’t quite believe I’m doing this interview! One of my all-time favourite books is The Snow Child. It’s so magical and mysterious, and I always re-read it around Christmas. Not long ago, I sent The Snow Child’s author Eowyn Ivey a message on the off-chance that she might do a Q&A for my blog. I was so happy when she responded with a yes! So, here it is – my interview with one of my favourite authors! (beams with happiness)
The Snow Child is one of my favourite books. It’s why I’m beyond excited to have you on my blog! I know it’s inspired by folklore but I don’t know much about it! Can you tell me about the inspiration behind it?
What is your new book, To the Bright Edge of the World, about? I can’t wait to read it!
Your books are both set in Alaska. Is Alaska a place you know well or did you just decide to set them there?
How did you begin writing? Did you intend to become an author?
If you had to write a book for a completely different audience and in a different genre to your usual writing, what would you pick?
What authors do you like to read? What book or books have had a strong influence on you or your writing?
I think The Snow Child would make a great film. Would you like to see your stories adapted for the screen, or are you happy with them being left as books?
I’m going to end on an evil question (sorry)… if you could never write again or never read another book, which would you choose?
I loved coming up with the questions and reading the answers! I can’t wait to see if The Snow Child film works out, and I would absolutely love to see a musical version. I also can’t wait to read To the Bright Edge of the World!
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About Eowyn Ivey
Eowyn Ivey’s first novel, The Snow Child, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and an international bestseller. Her newest novel To the Bright Edge of the World will be released August 2, 2016. Eowyn was raised in Alaska and continues to live there with her husband and two daughters.