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Join us as highly acclaimed authors Catherine Johnson and Peter Kalu discuss the future of Young Adult Fiction and Children's Literature in an insightful conversation at the Betsey Trotwood.
Peter Kalu is a novelist, playwright and poet and has previously won the BBC Playwrights Award, The Voice/Jamaica Information Service Marcus Garvey Scholarship Award and Contact/BBC Dangerous Comedy Prize. His YA books include, The Silent Striker and Being Me.
Catherine Johnson has written many novels for young readers including the award winning Sawbones, and her most recent, Carnegie Medal nominated The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo. She's spent a life in stories, working at Centerprise in Dalston, as writer in residence in Holloway Prison as well as working on acclaimed British film Bullet Boy. She's written for BBC1 - Holby City - as well as with Simon Schama on Rough Crossings. This year sees the sequel to Sawbones in October and some exciting TV developments. She is also a mentor with MegaphoneWrite.