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lareviewofbooks:

Courtney Sender comments on the surprising number of adult authors who have made cameos as children’s books authors:

Walking into the children’s and young adult section of Barnes & Noble last week, I nearly did a double take to be sure I’d found the right section. So many of the writers featured were crossover authors, better known for their adult writing: names as diverse as Salman Rushdie, James Patterson, Joyce Carol Oates, Carl Hiaasen, and Maile Meloy were shelved alongside such established YA or children’s writers as Judy Blume and Robert Cormier. The question was unavoidable: why do so many successful authors for adults choose to make the leap to YA or children’s literature?

Read the rest of the essay here.

very interesting!