Tagged: Ben Illis

A big break from the Borders

Claire McFall talks about landing a film and graphic novel deal for her supernatural YA series— despite keeping her feet on the ground with a... Read more

Scottish writer McFall strikes film franchise deal

Scottish writer Claire McFall’s Ferryman trilogy is set to be turned into films and graphic novels by a US production studio. Read more

Fun, fantasy and feminism forecast for 2018

Editors and agents are predicting a continued focus on empowering female-led narratives and diverse voices in children’s and YA books in 2018. Read more

Currency concerns could exile illustrators

This year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair began with “a positive vibe” for many UK fairgoers, despite some anticipating a “rocky road” ahead as the impact... Read more

Middle Grade neglect risks isolating generation of readers, author warns

Authors and critics are warning that Middle Grade children’s books, for readers aged eight to 12 years, are failing to get the attention they merit... Read more

Crossan and Conaghan collaborate on YA novel

Bloomsbury Children’s authors Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan are teaming up to co-write a new YA novel, entitled We Come Apart.... Read more

'Business as usual' at Bologna despite 2016 timing concerns

Despite a positive atmosphere at this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair, publishers have voiced concern about the timing of the 2016 event.  During this year’s... Read more

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