Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) Roundup!

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Last weekend, I joined the crowd of teenagers, publicists, Disney Princesses and various super heroes that swarmed towards Olympia, London. Held alongside the London Film and Comic Convention, the second annual Young Adult Literature Convention promised to be bigger and better than last year’s, with a floor of it’s own and a jaw dropping line up.
The centre of the room was given to the main stage, where throughout the day a host of authors would be discussing key debates in YA literature, sharing their favourite books, and taking questions from the audience.

Unfortunately, I could only attend on the Sunday and missed some great panels from previous days including ‘Being a Girl: Feminism and YA Today’ and Judy Bloom in conversation with Patrick Ness. Throughout the talks on Sunday, it became abundantly clear what an impact her writing has had on YA authors today, many of whom grew up reading…

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