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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My 'Dystopia' article in Penguin's August 'Off the Shelf' magazine

Hello Darling Readers,

Exciting news and a bit of shameless self-promotion. . . I have an article in Penguin's August issue of online magazine 'Off the Shelf', with the lovely Melina Marchetta on the cover!

Entitled 'Dystopia', I discuss all things Dystopic and why bleak may just be better. I also do some gushing over Penguin's latest YA Dystopian offerings - including my recent favorite's, 'Legend' and 'Days Like This'.

And if you'll notice, I do make mention of Ally Condie's upcoming 'Crossed' . . . because I have read it (and loooooooooved it!). I was given an advanced copy for the purpose of this article and I can't wait to share my thoughts closer to release date (oh it's good - it's very, very good!).

Anyway, I just wanted to say 'looky what I did!' and let you all know it's free and available online right now!

I had so much fun writing the article (and getting my hands on some advance book copies!). BIG thanks to Del Robinson and Erin Wamala from Penguin for thinking of me and making it all happen! I'd love to do it all again some time (honestly, I could write about books for days and days. . .)


  1. OMG Congratulations Danielle! I've always raved about your writing - and here you are in a magazine!!! *bows to your greatness*

    Seriously, great article, I am so thrilled for you and hope this is just the beginning of many more great things to come ;)

  2. This is so awesome!!!! Congratulations!!!

  3. wooohooo! Thats so awesome!

    loved you article btw! you rock hon!

  4. Congratulations on a wonderful article Danielle. As someone who isn't that familiar with the burgeoning Dystopian genre I really appreciated your insights. Great stuff!

  5. Fantastic article Danielle (and not just for the obvious reason!) I absolutely apopreciate your interpretation of dystopia as "the literature of ideas", to quote writer Sylvia Kelso. More, more!


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