Pop Culture CurrencySun 1 Sep, 2.30pm
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room
Enjoy an entire day of Young Adult literary programming featuring author talks, panels and in-depth conversations at MWF19’s YA Day.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, 13 Reasons Why, Dumplin’ – and more – prove there is serious pop culture currency in breathing new life into YA fiction on streaming services such as Netflix and Stan. Two award-winning authors – Jenna Guillaume and Lili Wilkinson – discuss this phenomenon with Adele Walsh.
Jenna Guillaume is the author of What I Like About Me, a funny and heartfelt YA rom-com. She is also a journalist who writes about pop culture, feminism and Australian identity. Jenna grew up in Wollongong and now lives in Sydney.
Lili Wilkinson is the author of twelve books, including Pink and The Boundless Sublime. She established insideadog.com.au and the Inky Awards at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. Her latest novel is After The Lights Go Out.