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Why YA?

Sun 1 Sep, 11.30am
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.

Love, family, belonging. Award-winning authors Randa Abdel-Fattah (When Michael Met Mina) and Melina Marchetta (The Place on Dalhousie) are celebrated for works that touch on those complex themes, and are here to discuss why they write for YA audiences. With Melissa Keil.

Duration

1 hour

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Session Artists

Randa Abdel-Fattah is a critical race scholar in Macquarie University’s Sociology Department. A former lawyer, she’s also a multi-award winning author of eleven books and is published in over twenty countries. Her debut novel, Does My Head Look Big In This?, is being adapted as a feature film.

Melissa Keil is a writer and children's book editor. She is the author of the award-winning YA novels Life in Outer Space, The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl and The Secret Science of Magic.

Melina Marchetta, known for her coming-of-age novel Looking for Alibrandi, is a bestselling author in more than 20 countries and 18 languages. The Place in Dalhousie is her latest novel.

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