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Marginalia: Sepetys Novel Lends Voice To Spain

Magda Starowieyska

Author Ruta Sepetys is often referred to as the seeker of lost stories. She has written four works of historical fiction published in over sixty countries and forty languages. Her latest, The Fountains of Silence, is set in 1957 Madrid and explores Spain living under the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco. Sepetys is considered a “crossover” novelist because her books are read by both students and adults worldwide. I caught up with her recently to visit about the book and about writing for young adults.

Here's our conversation:


The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys was published by Philomel.

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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.