Judy Blume is one of America’s most beloved authors. Her twenty-eight titles include Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret; Forever; and Summer Sisters. It's a huge pleasure to welcome her to Berkeley, for a wide-ranging and spirited conversation, touching on her life, her books, her continuing championship of intellectual freedom for children and adults alike, and especially her brand-new book, In the Unlikely Event.
Judy Blume has spent her life making up stories inside her head, and her adult years writing them down on paper. Adults and young readers will recognize such Blume titles as “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret," “Blubber.” and the five-book series about the irrepressible Fudge; she's written novels for adults, as well, including the new "In the Unlikely Event." Blume is a longtime advocate for intellectual freedom and an anti-censorship activist.