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February 14, 2013

Q & A with Sally Gardner

maggotBy Sue Corbett

British writer Sally Gardner was diagnosed as dyslexic at age 11 and didn’t learn to read until she was nearly 14. Once classified as “unteachable,” she’s now the author of more than two dozen books. Her fifth novel, Maggot Moon, is a departure: it’s set in a tyrannical dictatorship called The Motherland, the sort of place Europe might have become had the Nazis won World War II. It’s already one of the most talked-about books of the year in England, where it recently won the Costa Children’s Prize.

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