YA Panel - Issues of Identity: Mental Illness & Diversity in YA

  • Waterstones Leeds, Waterstones, 93 - 97 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5JS
    Waterstones Leeds
    Waterstones 93 - 97 Albion Street Leeds, LS1 5JS UNITED KINGDOM
  • 01/10/2015 07:00 - 01/10/2015 07:00

Leeds Waterstones are bringing together FIVE YA authors, in-store to talk about the significance and growing role of mental health, diversity and identity issues in young adult fiction. The authors attending are: Annabel Pitcher, author of My Sister Lives On The Mantlepiece and new book Silence is Goldfish. Kim Slater, author of Smart, a tale of obsession. Martyn Bedford, local author of Never Ending, a story of grief. Zoe Marriott, author of fantasy series The Name of the Blade which deals with issues of race and gender. Hayley Long, author of Sophie Someone, a new novel about betrayal, trust and recovery. The evening will consist of a chat between the five author about the topic of identity and diversity in YA, followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience, and a signing session.