Author Interview – Ruta Sepetys

Today’s featured author interview with Ruta Sepetys is the longest of the Top 10 author videos (12 minutes) and I think it’s the most fascinating. In this short documentary Sepetys shares her Lithuanian heritage, gives a brief history lesson on the Soviet takeover of Lithuania, and explains how she conducted her research for Between Shades of Gray.  This video also includes historical photos and interviews with Lithuanian survivors of Soviet prison camps. Even if you haven’t read the novel, it’s worth watching this interview to learn about a part of history that was hidden by the Soviet government for decades.

Posted on March 21, 2013, in Authors, Interviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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