Susan talks on US National Public Radio about The Dark is Rising adaptation for the big screen.

You can also listen to the interview on the site, read a chapter from the book and hear Susan read from The Dark is Rising - this is a great resource.


Gregory Maguire and Susan Cooper discuss The Writing of Fantasy with Horn Book editor Roger Sutton.

Sometimes the world gives off a glare “that’s hard to look at directly,” says Susan Cooper, and for her, making sense of things means engaging in fantasy -- “a way of getting to the truth without looking at the real.” Cooper and fellow writer Gregory Maguire admit to working out personally difficult questions, and often cosmic conflicts, in their books of fantasy for children and adults.

Susan Cooper: Role of Fantasy in Children's Lives

Susan Cooper explores the ways that literary fantasy helps children understand the world of adulthood. How do children understand fantasy? What does it add to their lives? Why do adults find fantasy in children's literature objectionable, even threatening? Cambride forum talk, cosponsored by the Cambridge Public Library and The Horn Book magazine with support from the Cambridge Community Foundation.