Judy Blume joins YALC line-up

Judy Blume joins YALC line-up

US author Judy Blume is taking part in this year’s Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC), which is taking place 17-19th July at Olympia, London.

Blume will be interviewed by Patrick Ness on the 18th July to mark 40 years since her coming-of-age novel, Forever, was first published.

Other new authors announced today include Louise O’Neill, winner of the 2015 YA Book Prize, Geek Girl author Holly Smale, and two of the authors on the shortlist for this year’s Carnegie Medal - Brian Conaghan and Frances Hardinge - shortlisted for When Mr Dog Bites (Bloomsbury) and Cuckoo Song (Macmillan Children’s Books), respectively.

The new authors will join previously announced writers such as Darren Shan, Sally Green and Kevin Brooks.