Sachar, 50, didn't start out as an author. According to his Web site, www.louissachar.com, he didn't become a dedicated reader until he was in high school.
While he was attending Antioch College in Ohio, his father died. He returned to California to be near his family, took time off school and worked as a Fuller Brush man, selling household products door-to-door.
He went back to the University of California at Berkeley and majored in economics. On a whim, he volunteered as a teacher's aide at the nearby Hillside Elementary School, which inspired his first book, "Sideways Stories from Wayside School."
Little did he know that acting on that whim was the beginning of a successful writing career.
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Author: Louis Sachar
Louis Sachar has adapted his novel, Holes, for the stage. This article in the Bradenton Herald has a very interesting interview with him.
Posted by Camille at 11:52 AM