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.