Louis Sachar On 'Fuzzy Mud' And Writing With Optimism

Download Audio

You might know him as "Louis the Yard Teacher," as he wrote himself into his book "Sideways Stories from Wayside School," or as the writer of the National Book Award-winning "Holes." But Sachar has transitioned from writing about holes to writing about mud.

His newest book for middle-grade readers is called "Fuzzy Mud." He'll be talking about it and other works when he comes to town Saturday for the Kids Keynote at the Boston Book Festival.


Louis Sachar, author of children's books including "Holes," "Sideways Stories from Wayside School," "There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom" and, now, "Fuzzy Mud."


Louis Sachar: Inspiration For 'Fuzzy Mud'

  • "One of the reasons I’ve been writing for children for almost forty years is because I love that the world is still wide open to them."

WBUR: 'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

  • "His 1999 Newbery Medal winner, Holes, centers on a boy wrongly confined to a juvenile detention facility. It's mysterious and creepy, and it's still flying off the shelves. So if he says kids will love a scary eco-bioterror-mystery-thriller-comedy, you just might trust him."

This segment aired on October 22, 2015.


More from Radio Boston

Listen Live