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Interview with Justin Kramon at the Nervous Breakdown

The Nervous Breakdown just posted my interview with Justin Kramon, author of Finny (Random House, 2010), a coming-of-age story about a fiery 14-year-old girl, Finny. Justin on writing from the female perspective:

I think that I’m basically a woman. I don’t know why, but female points of view have just always been fascinating to me. Maybe it’s because I find myself and my own hang-ups boring. I’m not sure. I also feel like a lot of the topics that excite me as a writer—relationships, sex, psychology, food, awkward social situations—are ones that women have a lot to say about.

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