I’m thrilled to be invited by the Canadian High Commission to be part of a very special YA literary salon on 7th May at the Official Residence of the Canadian High Commissioner. I’ll be sharing the platform two incredible Canadian, and UK-resident, authors: Moira Young and Robert Paul Weston.
Moira Young is a BC native, and the Costa winning author of Blood Red Road. She’s an incredible new voice in YA literature.
This week she is launching the final instalment of her amazing Dustlands trilogy.
The first two books, Blood Red Road and Rebel Heart, are epic westerns set in a post-climate-change future. They are big, sweeping tales of survival and love against a harsh and unforgiving landscape.
I attended Moira’s Raging Star launch in Bath earlier this week, and can’t wait to dive into the final book.
(small world alert: both Moira and I attended Pineland Public School in Burlington (inspiration for the middle school in Neurotic Zombie) but we didn’t know each other because I was a few years ahead of her)
Robert Paul Weston is better known in the US and Canada than in the UK, but hopefully he’ll soon become a household name here.
He’s a writer and storyteller of extreme talent and dexterity. Moving between middle grade and YA, Robert creates stories that suck you in and don’t let go. His popular Creature Department is a bold and fun experiment in transmedia storytelling and his latest book, Blues For Zoey, is a touching and tragic tale of love and loss.
(small world alert: Robert and I were at film school together, though we didn’t know each other then).
The event is part of the first annual Social Book Week, which kicks off 4th of May. Follow all the literary action on twitter with #sbw14.
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