Festival Program


Readings Recommends: Young Adult Book Prize

Sun 1 Sep, 10am
SLV, Isabella Fraser Room

Established in 2016, the Readings Young Adult Book Prize celebrates emerging voices in YA literature. In conversation with award-winning author and Readings staff member Leanne Hall, the 2019 winner will discuss their title in this special YA Day event.

This session is free, no bookings are required. 


1 hour

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Leanne Hall is an award-winning Australian author for young adults and children. Her debut novel, This Is Shyness, was the winner of the Text Prize for Children's and Young Adult Writing, and was followed by a sequel Queen of the Night. Her novel for younger readers, Iris and the Tiger, won The Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

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