Inspired by the increase in Young Adult books exploring real teen issues, Egmont Publishing, David Fickling Books and Quercus are sending three authors on a joint tour around the UK...
It's called: #NewDayNewNormal
It's a four-stop tour celebrating the fact that new Young Adult books are able to tackle once difficult themes of sexuality and gender identity, and question societal norms, like never before. Stopping at Waterstones shops in Cardiff, Oxford, Brighton and London, your three authors are:
- His debut novel, Boy Meets Boy
was one of the first novels for teenagers featuring gay characters to be a commercial success in the US and won the 2003 Lambda Literary Award in the Children/Young Adult category. His bestselling novel Every Day
, about a character who switches bodies every day and therefore has no concept of race, gender or sexuality, is published by Electric Monkey, and recently won the UKLA Book Award for fiction in the 12 to 16 age category. The companion novel, Another Day
, is publishing 30th July. Together, Every Day
and Another Day
set out to answer the question: could you love someone if they changed every day?
- Her debut novel The Art of Being Normal
, published by David Fickling Books, follows the story of a boy grappling with his desire to become a girl. The patient stories Lisa heard whilst working for The Gender Identity Development Service - a specialist NHS service for young people struggling with their gender identity - inspired her to create a fictional teenage character exploring these issues.
- She is the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year, the Inaugural Bookseller Young Adult prize and the Children’s Books Ireland Eilis Dillon award winning author of Only Ever…