Tagged: YA10

William Sutcliffe: 'You can't get away with anything pretentious with YA'

William Sutcliffe answers our questions about his satirical novel The Gifted, the Talented and Me (Bloomsbury), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize... Read more

Lauren James: 'I could never have anticipated that the situation in my book would come true'

Lauren James answers our questions about her novel set in a future version of London where humanity has been almost wiped out by a pandemic,... Read more

Holly Jackson: 'I wanted to write a book that feels like a true crime podcast'

Holly Jackson answers our questions about her debut novel, A Good Girl's Guide to Murder (Egmont), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize... Read more

Kiran Millwood Hargrave: 'Some readers have found the ending hard to understand'

Kiran Millwood Hargrave answers our questions about her YA reimagining of Dracula, The Deathless Girls (Bellatrix), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize... Read more

Holly Bourne: 'This was something I’d wanted to write about for years'

Holly Bourne answers our questions about her YA novel tackling toxic relationships, The Places I've Cried in Public (Usborne), which has been shortlisted for the... Read more

Frances Hardinge: 'Young adults tend to be more broad-minded than adults'

Frances Hardinge answers our questions about her latest YA novel, Deeplight (Macmillan Children's Books), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2020.... Read more

Jenny Downham: 'Writing from the point of view of someone impulsive is enormously freeing'

Jenny Downham answers our questions about her latest YA novel, Furious Thing (David Fickling Books), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2020.... Read more

Juno Dawson: 'I feel unconstrained by the rules of genre'

Juno Dawson answers our questions about her exposé of the fashion industry, Meat Market (Quercus Children's Books), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book... Read more

Dean Atta: 'Reading as widely as possible will help make you a better writer'

Dean Atta answers our questions about his debut YA novel, The Black Flamingo (Hodder Children's Books), which is told in verse and has been shortlisted... Read more

Malorie Blackman: 'Crossfire was inspired by the current political climate'

Malorie Blackman answers our questions about the fifth novel in her Noughts and Crosses series, Crossfire (Penguin), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book... Read more

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