Lois Lowry (Anastasia Krupnik, Taking Care of Terrific, The Giver) was interviewed by Seattle public radio station KUOW on Friday, and the 71-year-old writer talked about her career as an author, the importance of children's/young adult literature, her family, and how writing has helped her deal with life's slings and arrows. Although long, the podcast of her interview is a great listen for a slow workday or leisurely lunch hour. You can listen to it here. [KUOW]