On May 31st at 4pm, I'll be in conversation with Francesca Simon and Peadar O'Guilin about dark YA. Here's the festival's write up of the event:
Join three authors in contention for The Bookseller Young Adult Prize as they discuss the different ways in which their strong-minded and independent characters survive and thrive in their sometimes dark, always complex stories about adolescence.
That first line makes it sound like Thunderdome. Three authors enter, one author leaves.
I could take them.
I'm not sure about Francesca, actually. I bet she's strong.