12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Thursday 4th June
From the bestselling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy comes Burn, a heart-stopping story of fanaticism, hope, bravery and impossible second chances, set in a world on the very brink of its own destruction. Sit in for a Lunchtime Chat with YA luminary Patrick Ness, beaming straight from LA, and our own local legend of the genre, Will Kostakis. BYO burnt toasties optional.
Patrick Ness is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy, A Monster Calls, More Than This, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Release and And the Ocean Was Our Sky. John Green has described him as “an insanely beautiful writer”. He has won every major prize in children’s fiction, including the Carnegie Medal twice. He has written the screenplay for the film of A Monster Calls and the BBC Doctor Who spin-off, Class. The first Chaos Walking film is slated for release in 2021.
Will Kostakis is an award-winning author for young adults. His first novel, Loathing Lola, was released when he was just nineteen, and his second, The First Third, won the 2014 Gold Inky Award. It was also shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year and Australian Prime Minister’s Literary awards. The Sidekicks was his third novel for young adults, and his American debut. As a high school student, Will won Sydney Morning Herald Young Writer of the Year for a collection of short stories. Will’s first fantasy novel, Monuments, was released in 2019 and is a Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable book. The sequel, Rebel Gods, will publish in September 2020.