|Norah Piehl--Director of Communications and Development for the Boston Book Festival|
Parting Words from Somerville writer Nora Piehl
Interview with Doug Holder
Well I am sad to report Somerville is losing a talented member of its literary community. Nora Piehl is reluctantly leaving town and moving to the suburbs with her young family. But I nabbed her for questioning before she departs these fertile grounds.
Piehl is the Director of Communications and Development for the Boston Book Festival. A former children's bookseller, Norah has also worked in the publishing industry for both university and trade publishers. She is an active writer whose essays, interviews and reviews have been published in Publishers Weekly, The Horn Book, Brain, Child, Skirt! magazine, National Public Radio, and many other publications, as well as in several print anthologies. Her short fiction has appeared in Literary Mama, The Linnet's Wings, The Legendary, Printer's Devil Review, and the anthology Battle Runes: Writings on War.
Tell me about how you got involved with the Book Festival and bit of its history?
Can you tell me about the highlights of this year's festival?
How about your own background as a writer...what are your ambitions?
How was your stay in Somerville? You said you love the city--tell me why.
Any great anecdotes that you can recall that you experienced during the Festival?
Tell me about the BBF Unbound program that has been a great success at the Festival.