Blackman to curate YA love story anthology

Blackman to curate YA love story anthology

Random House Children’s Publishers (RHCP) will next year publish a collection of YA love stories edited by children’s laureate Malorie Blackman.
 
Love Hurts is a mixture of new stories and extracts from published books. Contributing authors include Melvin Burgess, James Dawson, Laura Dockrill, Patrick Ness,Phil Earle, Matt Haig, Non Pratt, David Levithan, Bali Rai and Maureen Johnson.
 
Blackman is also writing contributing a new short story, "Humming Through My Fingers". She said: “I’m so excited by Love Hurts. The stories in this anthology aren’t all hearts and flowers. God forbid! I like my love stories to have a bit of spice and bite. These stories contain love lost, love found, the start of love, the end of love, love bitter and love sweet. I truly believe there is something in this anthology for everyone.”
 
RHCP will publish the collection in February 2015 in paperback (r.r.p. £7.99).