Interview: Catherine Fisher
I had a great night on Tuesday 18th October 2011 at the Literature Lounge in St David’s 2, where the name of the first-ever Young People’s Laureate for Wales was announced. We met and interviewed Charlotte Church, who was presenting the award to Catherine Fisher.
Catherine Fisher is an author of many fantasy and science-fiction books for young people, one of which is called Incarceron and made The New York Times Best Seller List.
She was originally a primary school teacher and archaeologist. She is a very talented woman who not only writes novels but has also published three poetry books.
In the short interview we were able to have with Catherine we discovered her inspiration and the books she read when she was younger, along with a few tips for anyone wanting to get into creative writing but not knowing where to start.
Catherine was a very nice and down-to-earth person being Welsh born and bred and she really wants to get young people especially teenagers back into reading in Wales. Having secured the position of Young People's Laureate she can now do even more to get people reading and she is very excited about this.
One of Catherine's books may be made into a film, nothing is set in stone but that's what could end up happening and the best bit is that Taylor Lautner is set to play the leading role if it gets to the big screen!
During the evening we received a few of her books which we will read and review as soon as possible.
I will be reading Incarceron, I have got to chapter two on the bus home from the event and already I'm falling in love with it! The description is exquisite and it really gets your imagination flowing. My favourite thing so far is the gadget described as a laser skin wand which makes wrinkles disappear; all I can say is I hope some of the things mentioned in the books will become reality in years to come! A full review on this book and the sequel will follow as soon as I read them.
To find out more check out Catherine's website at www.catherine-fisher.com
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