For many many months my team at the Centre for Youth Literature has been toiling away on the Reading Matters conference program.
This afternoon we were finally able to announce all sixteen names that will be gracing our two day conference of YA awesomeness.
- Libba Bray (The Diviners, Beauty Queens)
- Gayle Forman (If I Stay, Just One Day)
- Raina Telgemeier (graphic novelist, Smile, Drama)
- Keith Gray (Ostrich Boys, Doing It)
- Tim Sinclair (parkour poet, Run)
- Paul Callaghan (gaming wizz extraordinaire)
- Fiona Wood (Six Impossible Things, Wildlife)
- John Flanagan (Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband series)
- Alison Croggon (Black Spring)
- Myke Bartlett (Fire in the Sea)
- Morris Gleitzman (Once, Then)
- Ambelin Kwaymullina (The Tribe: The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf)
- Garth Nix (fantasy series god)
- Andrew McGahan (Ship Kings series, Miles Franklin winner)
- Gabrielle Williams (Beatle Meets Destiny, The Reluctant Hallelujah)
- Vikki Wakefield (All I Ever Wanted, Friday Brown)
And this is why I love my job.
Think about joining us in Melbourne on 31 May - 1 June, or bring your class along for the schools day! More information on authors, events and bookings here (sorry, couldn't resist the plug).