TITLE: Ellen Hopkins: 2012 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Eileen Hopkins
EVENT DATE: 09/23/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 44 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Ellen Hopkins appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Eileen Hopkins says she learned "from my father the value of hard work and honesty. From my mother, I learned a love of language and reading. She inhaled literature and read to me every day from the time I was a baby." Hopkins started writing "from the time I knew how to put words on paper." Her first book, "Crank," was a New York Times best-seller and is loosely based on her older daughter's story of drug addiction. Her new novel, "Tilt," tells the tale of three teens' turbulent lives.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2012