"I've never liked science fiction so I never thought of it as science fiction, although some people who like to use categories have put it in that category. But what it is is a book set in a future time. And for me it was like writing realistic fiction. I created a place, created a character — he's a boy about to be 12 — and here's where he lives and here's what it's like. " - Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer.
Travis Jonker designed the cover on the right.
Hannah Spicijaric chats with Lois Lowry.
"Because for me the most important thing is just the amazing satisfaction one gets, somebody like me gets, just by arranging words on a page and then rearranging them so that they flow differently, better or clearer or say better what you want to say and then to go back and look at them and read them and change them again a little bit. I could just do that all day long. " - Lois Lowry
Read Lois Lowry's Newbery acceptance speech for The Giver.
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