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Writers' Views: Adolescence

From first crushes to growth spurts, adolescence is a major crossroads on the path to self-discovery -- a time of great clarity and even greater confusion. It's also rich material for fiction writers. Authors Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Lethem and Jacqueline Woodson join NPR's Neal Conan to discuss the writers' view of adolescence.


Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Virgin Suicides. His book Middlesex won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize.

Jonathan Lethem, author of The Fortress of Solitude, which comes out in paperback later this month, and Motherless Brooklyn (1999 National Book Critics Circle Award)

Jacqueline Woodson, author of Miracle's Boys (2000 Winner of 2001 Coretta Scott King Award. Also wrote Locomotion (National Book Award finalist and Coretta Scot King Honor Winner 2003).

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Neal Conan
Award winning journalist Neal Conan was the final host of Talk of the Nation, which broadcast its final show on June 27, 2013.