Paul Zindel | An interview with Zindel (1977)

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Paul Zindel.
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An interview with Zindel (1977)

SOURCE: "An Interview with Paul Zindel," by Paul Janeczko, in English Journal, Vol. 66, No. 7, October, 1977, pp. 20-1.

Janeczko is an American educator and editor of works for young adults. Below, Zindel discusses with Janeczko his development as an author and offers advice to new writers.

[Janeczko]: What is the difference between Paul Zindel, author of successful books for young people, and Paul Zindel, author of successful plays?

[Zindel]: The difference mainly is in the audience. A writer must make a decision about which audience he is writing for. Sometimes he writes for himself. Sometimes he writes for a particular type of adult audience. He may write for what's called a four-to-eight group, or maybe for an eightto-twelve-year-old. And sometimes he writes for the young adult section, usually twelve and up. Some people don't recognize any difference, and feel that their work just...

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