Once upon a time, in the year two thousand and thirteen, an author suggested to two other authors that they held a special edition of their literary salon, one that was just for authors of Young Adult fiction. The two authors said they would. So they did.
And now they’re doing it again.
That’s right. Episode 10 is going to be another epic, edge-of-our-seats YA extravaganza, with not four, not five, but SIX balls-to-the-wall amazing authors for your listening pleasure. Seriously, look below. Check it out. All of them! For you!
JAMES DAWSON is the award-nominated author of dark teen thrillers HOLLOW PIKE (nominated for the prestigious Queen of Teen prize), CRUEL SUMMER and the forthcoming SAY HER NAME. He is also the author of non-fiction titles BEING A BOY and THIS BOOK IS GAY. He grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who, and now lives and writes in London. In 2014 James became a School Role Model for the charity STONEWALL.
TANYA BYRNE was born in London and studied in Surrey, where she still lives with her cat who goes by several names, none of which he actually answers to. Her debut novel, HEART-SHAPED BRUISE, was published in May 2012 and was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger, and longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, while Tanya was shortlisted for New Writer of the Year at the National Book Awards. She is also the author of FOLLOW ME DOWN, and is currently working on her third novel.
NON PRATT’s debut novel, TROUBLE, is published in March by Walker Books, and has already generated a huge buzz with the YA blogging community. After playing with glitter, stickers and short sentences in the non-fiction side of Usborne, Non moved to fiction as the Commissioning Editor of Catnip Publishing, still playing with sentences, but not so much with glitter or stickers. She’s now enjoying having someone else tell her what to do with her sentences.
TOM POLLOCK is the author of THE SKYSCRAPER THRONE TRILOGY – THE CITY’S SON, THE GLASS REPUBLIC, and OUR LADY OF THE STREETS, the final instalment, published this year. A longtime fan of science fiction and fantasy, he has spectacularly failed to grow out of his obsession with things that don’t, in the strictest sense of the word, exist. Tom’s travels have taken him everywhere from Scotland to Sumatra, but the peculiar magic of London has always drawn him back.
TOM EASTON is an experienced author of fiction for all ages and has had more than a dozen books published. He has written under a number of different pseudonyms in a variety of genres. Subjects include vampires, pirates, pandemics and teenage agony aunts (not all in the same book). His latest, BOYS DON’T KNIT, was published in January. Tom lives in Surrey with his wife and three children and in his spare time works as a Production Manager for Hachette Children’s Books.
SOPHIE LOVETT had been a teacher for ten years until, in 2012, after the birth of her first child, she started writing her debut novel. That novel, LILI BADGER, follows the fortunes of a working class, mixed race teenager as she struggles to find a place for herself in a society whose values have become twisted; where artistic endeavours, and creativity in general, have been deemed an unnecessary luxury. Sophie is currently working on her second novel. She lives and writes in Devon.
The essentials are as follows: 11th March. Drink, Shop & Do. Free entry from 7pm. Be there.
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