U.K. YALC author line-up announced

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The full line-up of authors attending the U.K.’s first ever Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) has been announced.  The convention, which has been organised by the current Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman (Noughts & Crosses) will take place during this year’s London Film and Comic Con held at Earl’s Court on Saturday July 12th and Sunday July 13th.  Forty-seven U.K. authors and two U.S. have been confirmed as official guests.  The event will include book signings, author talks, creative workshops and booths from all of the U.K.’s young adult publishers.

The line-up of authors attending on both days can be found below and is subject to change:

SaturdayAmy McCulloch (The Knots Sequence)

Andrew Lane (Young Sherlock Holmes)

Andy Robb (Geekhood)

Byrony Pearce (Angel’s Fury)

Catherine Johnson (Sawbones)

Charlie Higson (The Enemy)

C.J. Skuse (Rockoholic)

Darren Shan (The Saga of Darren Shan)

Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant)

Emma Vieceli (Vampire Academy Graphic Novels)

Frances Hardinge (Cuckoo Song)

Holly Bourne (Soulmates)

Jonathan Stroud (Bartimaeus Sequence)

James Smythe (Anomaly Quartet)

Kim Curran (Shift)

Lucy Saxon (Take Back the Skies)

Malorie Blackman (Noughts & Crosses)

Marcus Sedgwick (She Is Not Invisible)

Natasha Ngan (The Elites)

Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking)

Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl)

Sarah Crossan (Breathe)

Sarah McIntyre (You Can’t Eat a Princess)

Tim O’Rourke (Kiera Hudson Series)

Will Hill (Department 19)

SundayAlexia Casale (The Bone Dragon)

Anthony McGowan (The Knife That Killed Me)

Beth Reekles (The Kissing Booth)

Cat Clarke (Entangled)

Garen Ewing (The Rainbow Orchid)

Holly Black (The Curse Workers)

Holly Smale (Geek Girl)

Isobel Harrop (The Isobel Journal)

James Dawson (Hollow Pike)

Julie Mayhew (Red Ink)

Lucy Christopher (Stolen)

Malorie Blackman (Noughts & Crosses)

Matt Haig (The Dead Fathers Club)

Meg Rosoff (How I Live Now)

Nick Lake (Hostage Three)

Non Pratt (Trouble)

Phil Earle (The Bubble Wrap Boy)

Robert Muchamore (Cherub)

Ruth Warburton (Witch Finder)

Sally Gardner (Maggot Moon)

Sally Green (Half Bad)

Sarra Manning (You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me)

Sophie McKenzie (Girl, Missing)

Tanya Byrne (Heart Shaped Bruise)

This event is part of London Film and Comic Con, and an entry ticket is required to attend.  For more, visit the London Film and Comic Con website.

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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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