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Michelle Barker

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The writer Michelle Barker discusses her first novel, The Beggar King (Thistledown Press, 2013), writing young reader books, and more, with Joseph Planta.

The Beggar King by Michelle Barker (Thistledown Press, 2013).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.

Michelle Barker joins me now. She is an editor, a poet, an award-winning writer, and is currently studying for her Master’s degree in UBC’s Creative Writing program. She has just published her first novel, The Beggar King. It’s a Young Adult fantasy novel. I’ll get her to tell us about the book, about Jordan Elliott and his gifts, her process as a writer and more. She’s published chapbooks of her poetry, and had some of her work included in the 2011 Best Canadian Poetry anthology. She’s also received a National Magazine Award for her personal journalism. The website for more is at www.michellebarker.ca. The Beggar King is published by Thistledown Press. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program in Penticton today, Michelle Barker; Ms. Barker, good morning.