Tagged: YABP21

Alex Wheatle | 'Write about a subject matter you feel passionate about'

Alex Wheatle answers our questions about his novel Cane Warriors (Andersen Press), which follows the true story of Tacky’s War in Jamaica and has been shortlisted for the YA Book... Read more

Holly Jackson | 'I find that the readers who pick up YA books are incredibly engaged'

Holly Jackson answers our questions about her second novel, Good Girl, Bad Blood (Electric Monkey), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2021. ... Read more

Patrice Lawrence | 'I wanted to write [a detective story] with a female lead for a change'

Patrice Lawrence answers our questions about her addictive mystery novel Eight Pieces of Silva (Hodder Children's Books), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2021. ... Read more

Danielle Jawando | 'I wanted to write the book that I desperately needed at 15'

Danielle Jawando answers our questions about her debut YA novel And The Stars Were Burning Brightly (Simon & Schuster), which is shortlisted for the YA Book... Read more

Darren Charlton | 'I was inspired to offer LGBTQ+ teenagers something my generation never had'

Darren Charlton answers our questions about his debut novel Wranglestone (Little Tiger), which is shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2021. ... Read more

Melinda Salisbury | 'Put your whole heart in when you’re writing that first draft'

Melinda Salisbury answers our questions about her paranormal horror novel with an enviromental message, Hold Back the Tide (Scholastic), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2021.... Read more

Meg Rosoff | 'Those long lazy, childhood and teenage months will never leave me'

Meg Rosoff answers our questions about her sixth novel for young adults, The Great Godden (Bloomsbury), which is shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2021. ... Read more

Bethany Rutter | 'Writing is not some painful, mystical talent'

Bethany Rutter answers our questions about her second novel Melt My Heart (Macmillan Children's Books), which is shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2021. ... Read more

Alice Oseman | 'I began with the desire to write a story about the power of platonic love'

Alice Oseman answers our questions about her fourth novel Loveless (HarperCollins), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2021. ... Read more

Laura Wood | 'I wanted the book to be an escape, something soothing and comforting'

Laura Wood answers our questions about her novel, A Snowfall of Silver (Scholastic), which has been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2021.... Read more

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