Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Meet the YA authors

Waterstones hosts the 'Meet the Young Adult writers'
Waterstones, 782 High Road, Finchley N12 8JY
Saturday 23rd May at 12.30 - 1.30pm

Young adult fiction (ages 12-15+) Alex Wheatle talks about his acclaimed new YA novel Liccle Bit. He is joined by local authors Savita Kalhan and Ellie Daines. Turn up to meet the authors and hear some extracts from their books.

Alex Wheatle
Alex Wheatle (MBE) is the author of eight novels. His recently published Young Adult novel, Liccle Bit has received rave reviews. "Wise as well as witty, understanding rather than blinkered, this novel is a joy to read" (Independent). His first book, Brixton Rock (1999), tells the story of a 16-year old boy of mixed race, in 1980s Brixton. Its sequel, Brenton Brown, was published in 2011. In 2010, he wrote the one-man autobiographical performance, Uprising. Alex was awarded an MBE for services to literature in 2008. 

Follow Alex on Twitter: @brixtonbard 

Ellie Daines
Ellie Daines grew up in London. She studied Journalism at university and then spent several years working in online marketing, mainly within the not-for-profit sector. Ellie always wanted to be an author apart from a short period in her life when she wanted to be a dentist. Lolly Luck was Ellie’s first book followed by Shine Izzy Shine. Ellie tackles the deeply disturbing consequences of an adult mother losing her memory – and therefore forgetting her child.

Follow Ellie on Twitter: @chirpywriter

Savita Kalhan
Savita Kalhan writes dark, gritty novels for teenagers and young adults. Her novel The Long Weekend is a tense thriller about two boys snatched after school. It is published by Andersen Press. Her short story, The Poet, was published in Even Birds are Chained to the Sky, an anthology of international short stories. She lives in Finchley, and, as always, is working on the next book.

Follow Savita on Twitter: @savitakalhan

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