Monday, February 1, 2010

Author Spotlight: David Levithan

David Levithan

It's February and I'm featuring David Levithan this month!!! Since starting my blog, I've read a few of Levithan's books and I really enjoyed them. So, now here is the month to read a few more of them and hopefully you guys will want to pick them up, too : )

Here's a little about David Levithan...

David Benjamin Levithan was born in 1972 and graduated from Brown University in 1994. Music plays big parts in his writing. So, his favorite songs include Death Cab for Cutie's "Transatlanticism", Dar Williams' "February", and Crowded House's "Four Seasons in One Day." He has a short factual bio on his website, but he does add that he is addicted to Dr. Pepper and My So-Called Life.

However, I am glad that his author spotlight falls on the month that we celebrate Valentine's Day because it turns out most of his stories started out as Valentine's Day presents. And now we are lucky enough to read them.

Here are the books...
You Are Here, This Is Now (Anthology) (2002)
Boy Meets Boy (2003)
The Realm of Possibility
Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday: "The Alumni Interview"
Are We There Yet? (2005)
Where We Are, What We See (Anthology) (2005)
Friends (Anthology, edited with Ann M. Martin) (2005)
Marly's Ghost (2005)
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (co-written with Rachel Cohn)(2006)
Wide Awake (2006)
The Full Spectrum (Anthology, edited by Billy Merrell) (2006)
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (co-written with Rachel Cohn) (2007)
This is PUSH (Anthology) (2007)
21 Proms (Anthology, edited with Daniel Ehrenhaft) (2007)
How They Met, and Other Stories (2008)
Likely Story (co-written with David Ozanich and Chris Van Etten) (2008)
All That Glitters (co-written with David Ozanich and Chris Van Etten) (2008)
Red Carpet Riot (co-written with David Ozanich and Chris Van Etten) (2009)
Love is the Higher Law (2009)
Will, Grayson, Will Grayson (co-written with John Green) (due to come out in 2010)
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares (co-written with Rachel Cohn) (due to come out on October 12, 2010)

Books adapted into movies...
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)

Here are some of his favorite authors (but the list can go on and on...according to his site)...
M.T. Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Rachel Cohn, John Green, Alice Hoffman, James Howe, David Leavitt, Milly Merrell, Anne Tyler, Virginia Euwer Wolff, and Markus Zusak

***Now go and grab your fave cup of tea (or whatever beverage you prefer) and HAPPY readings***

1 comment:

  1. Love is the Higher Law is one of the best books I've ever read. I can't wait for his co-authored Will Grayson, Will Grayson to come out because John Green is a genius, so it's bound to be amazing! Thanks for this interesting post!