Patrice Lawrence on the YA Panel: Optimism for Difficult Times at Brighton Festival 2017
Past Event
Young Readers

Optimism for Difficult Times

Mon 20 Mar 2017

How do you write about tough subjects with honesty, hope and humour?

Sharing their experiences and offering tips for budding writers are: Alex Wheatle, winner of the 2016 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for Crongton Knights, a hard-hitting novel set on a estate plagued by knife crime; Brighton-born Patrice Lawrence, whose urban thriller Orangeboy was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Book Award; Non Pratt, a ‘writer to watch’ (Guardian) whose novels include Trouble, Remix and Truth or Dare; and Queen of Teen 2014 Juno Dawson, author of 6 YA novels and a bestselling non-fiction guide to life for young LGBT people, This Book is Gay.