Published on January 22nd, 2013 | by Devin

Brian Selznick on “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”

Brian Selznick talks to Reading Rocks about his award-winning novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret – how he came up with the idea, what makes the book special and lots, lots more!

“I was thinking about how I could maybe have one type of storytelling – pictures – working in with the other main kind of storytelling you usually have in novels, which is words,” says Brian Selznick in this interview with Reading Rocks. “So what I ended up doing was I went back to the story I had been writing straight through, and I took out big chunks of text whenever I found places where I thought I could tell the same section of the story visually.”

Selznick – who is also the author of the equally-adored Wonderstuck – has become well-known for using a unique blending of pictures and words to tell his stories. Here, he talks about how he came up with the idea for The Invention of Hugo Cabret, how he went about creating the unique style and a whole ton more.

Give it a watch and then pick up the book!

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