YALLfest announces its 2014 line-up


YALLfest announced its line-up of authors for its 2014 festivities. They announced James Dashner (The Maze Runner) as keynote speaker earlier in the year. Sara Zarr (Story of A Girl) will also be keynote speaker. Closing keynote speakers include Sarah Dessen (The Moon and More) and Ally Condie (Matched).

The full list of non-keynote participants can be seen below and is subject to change:

  • Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures)
  • Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures)
  • Melissa de la Cruz (Frozen)
  • Brendan Reichs (Virals)
  • Ann Brashares (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
  • Libba Bray (The Diviners)
  • Kiera Cass (The Selection)
  • Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush, Hush)
  • Gayle Forman (If I Stay)
  • Marie Lu (Legend)
  • Lauren Oliver (Delirium)
  • Kathy Reichs (Virals)
  • Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl)
  • Veronica Roth (Divergent)
  • Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
  • Scott Westerfeld (Uglies)
  • Maya Van Wagenen (Popular)
  • Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer)
  • Kwame Alexander (He Said, She Said)
  • Jennifer Armentrout (Don’t Look Back)
  • Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone)
  • Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds)
  • Matt de la Pena (Mexican WhiteBoy)
  • Jim Di Bartolo (In the Shadows)
  • Christina Lauren (Sublime)
  • Coe Booth (Kendra)
  • Susan Ee (Angelfall)
  • Sarah Fine (Sanctum)
  • Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm)
  • Ryan Graudin (All That Glows)
  • Adele Griffin (The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone)
  • Nikki Grimes (Words with Wings)
  • Lev Grossman (The Magicians and the Magician King)
  • Aaron Hartzler (Rapture Practice)
  • Michelle Hodkin (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer)
  • Ellen Hopkins (Smoke)
  • Varian Johnson (The Great Greene Heist)
  • Michael Johnston (Frozen)
  • David Levithan (Every Day)
  • Alexander London (Proxy)
  • E. Lockhart (We Were Liars)
  • DJ MacHale (Sylo)
  • Sarah J Maas (Throne of Glass)
  • Barnabas Miller (Watching Alice)
  • Sarah Mylnowski (Gimmie a Call)
  • Lauren Myracle (Internet Girls)
  • Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die)
  • Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss)
  • Morgan Rhodes (Falling Kingdoms)
  • Carrie Ryan (The Map to Everywhere)
  • John Parker Davis (The Map to Everywhere)
  • Kieran Scott (This Is So Not Happening)
  • Jennifer E. Smith (This is What Happy Looks Like)
  • Natalie Standiford (The Boy on the Bridge)
  • J.E. Thompson (The Girl from Felony Bay)

YALLfest, or the Charleston Young Adult Book Festival, will run on November 7th and 8th.  For more on YALLfest, visit their website.

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