Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Five Questions for Brian Selznick
Brian has been a busy boy--not only is his Wonderstruck coming out this fall (I'm reviewing it for the September Horn Book) but Martin Scorsese's film of The Invention of Hugo Cabret will be out before Christmas. (In color AND 3-D, obviously intent on making miracles of a very different kind.)
I asked Brian if he had any plans for a little book (Wonderstruck being about a hundred pages longer than Hugo) and heavy-lifters will be happy he said "no, not really." But fans of his picture-book bios with Pam Muñoz Ryan will be happy to hear that the two are going to be working together again.
I also asked him if the boys in Wonderstruck were as, er, happy, as I thought they were and he didn't say yes, he didn't say no--but I'll save further speculation for my review, which I should be writing RIGHT NOW.