Ya Panel With David Levithan, Alice Oseman, Dean Atta And Ryan La Sala
Join four YA fiction writers as they come together to discuss their latest books, friendship, romance, adventure, survival and everything else in-between. David Levithan, the New York Times bestselling author of Every Day and co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green) and many others including his latest book 19 Love Songs, Alice Oseman, bestselling author of Solitaire, Radio Silence and the Heartstopper series, Dean Atta, author of the powerful coming of age story, The Black Flamingo and Ryan La Sala, debut author of, Reverie.
David Levithan is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels including Every Day, Another Day, Two Boys Kissing, Nick mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi;">Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green). He won the Lambda Literary Award for his debut novel Boy Meets Boy. David's most recent book is the just-released 19 Love Songs. He lives in New Jersey where he works with other people’s words as a publisher and editor by day.
Alice Oseman was born in Kent and she secured her first publishing deal at 17 years old. She has gone on to write three YA novels and the Heartstopper graphic novel series and is now a full-time writer and illustrator. She can usually be found staring aimlessly at computer screens, questioning the meaningless of existence, or doing anything she can to avoid getting an office job.
Dean Atta Named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday and “one of poetry’s greatest modern voices” by Gay Times, poet Dean Atta’s work has appeared on BBC One, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Channel 4, often dealing with themes of gender, identity, race and growing up. Dean’s latest book, The Black Flamingo, follows a mixed-race gay teen as he spreads his wings at university as a drag performer; a bold story about embracing your uniqueness and finding your inner strength.
Ryan La Sala grew up in Connecticut, where studied Anthropology and Neuroscience at Northeastern University before becoming a project manager specialized in digital tools. He technically lives in New York City, but has actually transcended material reality and only takes up a human shell for special occasions, like brunch, and to watch anime. Reverie is Ryan’s debut novel.
'Doors open' at 6pm for a 6.30pm