In Her New Novel, Best-selling YA Author Julie Murphy Delves Into ‘all the Things About Me That You Can’t See'

When Julie Murphy promoted her second Young Adult novel, Dumplin’, the focus was on her body.The Fort Worth author’s best-selling book about a fat teenager competing in a beauty pageant was praised by fans and critics for its body-positive message, and readers responded with enthusiasm.Murphy, who is overweight, has championed fat positivity and body politics while promoting Dumplin’ and discussing the subject online. When speaking to Murphy about the book, enthusiastic fans asked personal questions, often about her body. In a conversation about weight, the connection between author and fiction seemed clear.  Continue reading...

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