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Karen Hesse Interview – Exclusive Video Link

It’s not Video Sunday, but I sometimes make exceptions.  I reviewed the new Karen Hesse title Brooklyn Bridge a couple months ago because I am a fan and I felt the novel was particularly strong.  Feiwel and Friends who produced the book liked the review and said that if I wanted they would provide me with a link to this rare interview recently conducted with the mysterious Ms. Hesse.  Here then is Karen Hesse, interviewed by Jean Feiwel, about Brooklyn Bridge and the story behind the story.  To play (on a Mac anyway… older PCs don’t play it at all, I see) double click on the video.  To stop, click once.  It took me the better part of last night to figure out how to embed videos without a premade code, so I apologize in advance for the teeny tiny size.

Another Hesse interview snippet is available on the Good Conversations website here.  Good Conversations is one of those companies that interviews children’s authors about their works.  Very useful with my MLIS grad students, I can tell you.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Jeannine Atkins says:

    Thank you, Betsy, Karen, Jean. Small in size or not, that made my day. I can’t wait to read this book!

  2. Brenda Ferber says:

    Great interview. Karen Hesse is a gem!
    Thanks for sharing.