1st April 2017 | Books
Nicola Yoon is quickly becoming one of the definitive authors of our generation.
The New York Times Bestselling Author of Everything Everything and The Sun Is Also A Star waited 22 years before writing the book which would lead her to become a role model in the eyes of millions.
Born in Jamaica, and now living in Los Angeles with her family, Yoon is soon to see her debut (Everything Everything) turned into a major motion picture film later this year, being released by Warner Bros.
James Gilmore spoke to the author about her books, and the positive impact she is making around the world.
JG: Everything Everything came out and became an almost instant hit. It’s going to be a major motion picture film later this year; it was a #1 New York Times Bestselling novel. What does that feel like, having your piece of work so well received?
NY: You know, it was just one of those happy… overwhelming things. It sometimes feels surreal! If I catch myself in a moment, I can’t really believe that this is happening – especially the movie part, another piece of art that is being made from the book. I mean, it’s been really brilliant… but sometimes I do pinch myself, I can’t quite believe that this is my life right now.
JG: One of the things that is incredible about both of your books, and you as an author, is how you’re able to relate to teens. Almost, as if we were sitting in a room together and you were one of our peers. Is that something that you have actively tried to do, or is it something you just found you have a knack for?
NY: Well, I like to think…
18th March 2017 | Books
When it comes to dystopia and the paranormal world… one girl is ruling the words.
Samantha Shannon released The Bone Season in 2013 after Shannon wondered what would happen if dystopia met the supernatural… and there was a second Salem Witch Trials. The result was a best selling book, the film rights to which were sold to the award winning Imaginarium Studios.
The sequel, The Mime Order was released in 2015 and now, two years later we are graced with The Song Rising.
James Gilmore interviewed Samantha Shannon about the new book, the success of The Bone Season and what we can expect next.
Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.
James Gilmore interviews author Samantha Shannon about new book The Song Rising, the success of her other books and what we can expect next. (6 minutes)
25th November 2016 | Books
All The Bright Places was a book which left us all in tears. Even at W!ZARD Live’s official panel event with author Jennifer Niven discussing the book, people were in tears.
Why did we think that new book, Holding Up The Universe would be any different?
Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is.
Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer.
Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain.
Until he meets Libby.
When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game—which lands them in group counselling and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel.
James Gilmore interviewed Jennifer Niven about her reaction to having two International Best Selling books, Holding Up The Universe and more.
Broadcasted exclusively on W!ZARD Radio Station.
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