Two-time Newbery Medal award-winner Lois Lowry started writing professionally in her mid-30s, and has written over 20 books for young adults, including A Summer to Die, Gathering Blue and The Giver. Her latest novel Gossamer continues some of the themes in her earlier works, exploring the idea of memory and dreams. (Lois Lowry appears Monday at the Reading Reptile and Tuesday at the Kansas City Public Library, check the Reading Reptile for details)
Kansas City, Missouri – Lowry told KCUR?s Laura Spencer that she first started writing for adults, as a newspaper and magazine journalist.
Lois Lowry appears Monday, April 24 at 7 pm at the Reading Reptile. And Lowry will headline the Kansas City Public Library's Bradbury Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 25, with a 6:30 p.m. talk about writing and intellectual freedom. The event will take place in Central Library's elegant Kirk Hall and be preceded by a 6 p.m. reception. Central Ticket Office (CTO) will handle reservations after April 1.