An Interview with Lou Beach, Author of "420 Characters"

Mia Lipman on January 06, 2012

While on tour in support of 420 Characters, one of our Best Books of the Month for December, author and illustrator Lou Beach stopped by Amazon to chat about how a series of Facebook posts becomes a book, what it's like to live in a family of artists, and "the compulsion to create a narrative."

In his debut collection of microfiction, Beach builds tiny worlds inhabited by recurring characters who come to him, he says, in the space between dreaming and waking. We're not the only ones to be captivated by this approach: 420 Characters has been featured in the New York Times and USA Today, as well as (more than once) on NPR.




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