Andrew Smith is the author of many young adult novels, including Printz Honor Book Grasshopper Jungle. Besides writing, Andrew Smith is a runner. He has completed more than 30 marathons and off-road triathlons in his life. He enjoys the outdoors, and lives in a very remote area of California with his wife Jocelyn, son Trevin, and daughter Chiara, where they raise horses.
What was your favorite book when you were a child?
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
What’s your favorite line from a book?
Okay, I admit it. It really was a whorehouse. (Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus)
Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
Cormac McCarthy, Ernest Hemingway, Kurt Vonnegut
Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
I must have been out of my mind at the time.
Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
Attention, people of the future: Wear sunscreen.