Wednesday September 23, 2020

Arts Interview: Small wonder

An eye-opening encounter between her sons and a girl with a facial disfigurement inspired author RJ Palacio to write a different type of children's book, writes Fiona Kelly.

30th June, 2012
2
RJ Palacio: 'It's not about what life gives you, but what you do with what life gives you.' Photo: Tim Knox/the Guardian

Her story is so improbable that you may think it just couldn't be done: to have written a bestselling children's book that isn't about magic or vampires. "There were times I'd be writing in the middle of the night saying, 'what am I doing?'," says American author RJ Palacio.

"I didn't know if my book would ever get published; it wasn't a commercial topic. I was thinking I should do something I know will...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The best writing and and the biggest stories of 2019 from the Business Post

Richie Oakley | 8 months ago

Denis O’Brien is back in court, residents continue to fight the Council on halting site and a row surfaces in government over rent control proposals

Leanna Byrne | 4 years ago