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Interview with Jennifer Niven

A year after 'All The Bright Places' became an International Bestseller - James sits down with author Jennifer Niven to talk about her new book.

Interview with Jennifer Niven

Jennifer Niven

James Gilmore

W!ZARD News Author

All The Bright Places was a book which left us all in tears. Even at W!ZARD Live’s official panel event with author Jennifer Niven discussing the book, people were in tears.

Why did we think that new book, Holding Up The Universe would be any different?

Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is.

Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer.

Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain.

Until he meets Libby.

When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game—which lands them in group counselling and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel.


James Gilmore interviewed Jennifer Niven about her reaction to having two International Best Selling books, Holding Up The Universe and more.

Broadcasted exclusively on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Jennifer Niven

James Gilmore interviews best selling author Jennifer Niven about All The Bright Places, new book Holding Up The Universe and more. (12 minutes)

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