Chaired by Geraldine Brennan
Rising Stars of Young Adult Fiction
Saturday 9 April 2016
Oxford Martin School: Seminar RoomVenue
Three of the hottest new young adult authors – Eve Ainsworth, Nicole Burstein and C J Skuse – talk about their books and writing at the start of what will undoubtedly be very successful careers.
Young adult remains one of the most exciting literary genres. Many of the most talented new authors are writing for young adults, and many of the most talked about new books are published for young people.
Ainsworth’s Seven Days is the gripping story of two girls – bully and bullied – and is nominated for the Carnegie Medal; her new book, Crush, is another powerful story, examining love at its most addictive and destructive. Burstein’s Supergirl is a superhero story from the sidekick’s point of view and a wise and warm story of friendship and self-belief. Monster by C J Skuse also examines girls’ friendships and animosities against a dark and dangerous background, successfully mixing tension with some very sharp humour.
Discussions will be chaired by journalist and children’s books reviewer Geraldine Brennan.