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TEDxNASA - Maggie Stiefvater - How Bad Teens Become Famous People

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Uploaded on Nov 22, 2010

Is this American author of young adult and urban fantasy novels the next
JK Rowling? Maggie Stiefvater calls herself a 28-year-old with a serious
Peter Pan complex. Her debut novel, Lament, is a skillful blend of magic
and ordinary life. Her second book, Shiver, was featured on the New
York Times top ten list. She's been a waitress, a calligraphy instructor, a
technical editor, an artist and a musician. She's now an award-winning
professional novelist. Her duo subjects -- faeries and werewolves -- are
geared to different age levels. For her, faeries pull up lost connections
with nature, lost innocence and magic. Werewolves, on the other hand,
are metaphors for the loss of personal identity, a phenomenon, she says,
of our increasingly homogenized world.

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