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Jack Gantos on NPR

I love the NPR show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.  And I love it even more when it features children’s authors. And I love it through the roof when it features an author who has just won the Newbery Award.

Did you catch Jack Gantos — the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for his novel Dead End in Norvelt — on this NPR radio show this weekend?  After a laughter filled interview, Jack Gantos was invited to play a Not My Job game segment in which he was challenged to correctly answer three questions related to romance novels.

You can hear the whole interview, or read the transcript, here.  Enjoy!


  1. Libby @ PracticallyPatientlyParenting

    Isn’t he wonderful? I love superstars with unlikely histories!

  2. Jeanette Larson

    This was so much fun. Jack is one of the funniest guys I know and such a fabulous storyteller.

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