Young adult literature isn’t just for the young adults anymore. Many adults are reading books for teens. These books aren’t anything to be ashamed of reading, many are often great reads.
This year at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival you’ll find many young adult authors such as: Lena Coakley with Worlds of Ink and Shadow (Harper Collins), E.K. Johnston with Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Dutton Books) and The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim (Carolrhoda Lab), Sylvia McNicoll with Best Friends Through Eternity (Tundra Books), Douglas Davey with Switch (Red Deer Press), Amanda West Lewis with September 17 (Red Deer Press) and The Pact (Red Deer Press), R.J. Anderson with Ultraviolet (Carolrhoda Lab) and Quicksilver (Carolrhoda Lab), and Liane Shaw with Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell (Second Story Press).
In addition, attendees of this year’s festival will also find Lisa Moore reading from her latest book Flannery (Groundwood Books). Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of February, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and selected as one of The New Yorker’s Best Books of the Year. Her novel Alligator was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Commonwealth Fiction Prize (Canada and the Caribbean). Flannery is her first young adult novel, complete with a “fully realized and nuanced protagonist, contradictory in all the most consistent ways” (The National Post).
Don’t miss your chance to discover the joy of YA reading. Purchase your tickets to see these authors at the 2016 EMWF.