GBBP 33: ‘Star Wars’ Author Roundtable

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The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, Episode 33: Star Wars Author Roundtable

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This week is a week of firsts. It’s our first episode with multiple guests at once. It’s our first episode with a returning guest. And it’s our first week with two episodes (stay tuned)!

For this author roundtable episode, we’re joined by Alexandra Bracken, Adam Gidwitz, and Tom Angleberger, who all recently wrote middle grade novel retellings of the original Star Wars trilogy. (GeekDad’s own Jonathan Liu included them in his weekly column here.)

Bracken took on A New Hope with The Princess, The Scoundrel, and The Farm Boy. Gidwitz bravely retold The Empire Strikes Back (in the second person!) with So You Want to be a Jedi? And Tom Angleberger wrote the heck out of Return of the Jedi in Beware the Power of the Dark Side! 

The conversation among them is fantastic, and it’s easy to see why each of them brought such a unique, personal spin to the stories. They’re all remarkably different authors, and we had a blast with this episode.

In the episode, I reference a beautiful article Alex wrote about her late father for That article is here. I encourage you all to go read it right now. Go on; I’ll wait.

I also call attention to a specific photo of her because it bears a striking resemblance to a photo I have of my daughter. Here you go. What do you think?


**Reminder that if you leave us an iTunes comment/review between now and when our episode with Ian Doescher airs, you could win a copy of Shakespeare Star Wars: The Phantom of Menace!


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