New Letters on the Air: Annie Barrows | KCUR

New Letters on the Air: Annie Barrows

Known for her Ivy + Bean series of children's books, Annie Barrows never dreamed the outcome of the request of her aunt, Mary Ann Shaffer, to revise Shaffer's manuscript for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Kansas City, MO – Barrows talks about the two stories involved in the writing of this book: one of the English islanders living through German occupation during World War II and the other of her aunt's 20-year passage from inspiration to book creation. Barrows tells New Letters' Danette Alexander about her role in the book's completion and reads from the best-selling novel.

Listen here until August 5, 2009.

Download recent New Letters on the Air interviews or subscribe to the New Letters on the Air podcast