YA’ll Are Doomed: Dystopian Fanfic ShowcaseSat 11 Sep, 5pm
Trades Hall, Fringe Common Rooms
Strap yourself in as a showcase of the country’s most imaginative writers for young adults present a new piece of fanfiction about their favourite characters from literature, TV and film surviving (or not) the end of the world. Whether it’s a zombie apocalypse, alien invasion or all-out cybergeddon, expect the unexpected as some of pop culture’s best-loved icons are dropped into dystopian scenarios. Featuring Gabriel Bergmoser, Danielle Binks, Sophie Gonzales, Melissa Keil and host Amie Kaufman.
Unfortunately due to COVID-19 border restrictions, Samera Kamaleddine, Garth Nix and Will Kostakis are no longer appearing in this event.
Gabriel Bergmoser is a Melbourne-based author. His first adult novel, The Hunted (HarperCollins, 2020), is a bestseller and a film adaptation is in development. He’s also the author of the YA novels The True Colour of a Little White Lie (HarperCollins, 2021) and Boone Shepard (Bell Frog Books, 2016).
Danielle Binks is a writer and literary agent from Melbourne. The Year the Maps Changed was her debut middle-grade novel, which was recognised as a Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) ‘Notables’ book for 2021. The Monster of Her Age is her first solo foray into YA.
Sophie Gonzales is the author of The Law of Inertia, Only Mostly Devastated and Perfect on Paper. Her next book, If This Gets Out (co-written with Cale Dietrich), is forthcoming in January 2022 with Hachette.
Amie Kaufman is a New York Times, USA Today and internationally bestselling author of science fiction and fantasy, including Illuminae, Aurora Rising and The Other Side of the Sky. Her award-winning books have been published in 28 languages, and are in development for film and TV.
Melissa Keil is a writer and children’s editor. She is the author of three YA novels and the Barkly Mansion series. Melissa’s books have been shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award and the CBCA Book of the Year award, and have been translated into many languages around the world.