Prolific bestselling author of epic fantasy literature, Terry Brooks shares what inspires him to write, discusses what writers and readers bring to written works, and explores how fantasy literature can be a domain for resolving challenging questions and issues.
Terry Brooks has been a writer since the age of ten. His first novel, The Sword of Shannara, became the first work of fiction to appear on the New York Times Trade Paperback Bestseller List. He has written thirty bestselling novels, the most recent published in August 2012, as well as a book adaptation of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
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