The National Book Award Foundation has interviews on its site with the finalists for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature. The interviews are all listed in the column to the left.
The Young People's Lit finalists were all asked the same question (among others): "Now that it's all said and done, what is the story decision that you are most proud of?" Sherman Alexie talks about deciding whether to use the first or third person, so you know I was interested in that. Brian Selznick and Sara Zarr had meaty answers, too.
Thanks to Blog of a Bookslut for the link.