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Ambitions of a Young Writer

Scott Simon talks with Amanda Gotera, a senior in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She's a recipient of the Scholastic Publishing Company's Annual Writing Awards, and reads from some of her work.

Copyright 2005 NPR

Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.