This week, it’s the relaunch of the new-look AWW YA, and Kate is joined by a new cohost, Darran Stobbart! This episode is all about getting to know Darran, so Kate is asking him so questions on your behalf, as well as having a good chat about various things book- and YA-related.
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Some of the books and authors mentioned:
- The Harry Potter series
- The Worst Witch series
- The Lord of the Rings books
- Juno Dawson
- Tanya Byrne
- Cat Clarke
- Non Pratt
- Phil Earle
- The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
- Before I Die and Unbecoming by Jenny Downham
- Beautiful Broken Things by Sarah Barnard
- The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Mel Salisbury
- Asking For It by Louise O’Neill
- Solitaire and Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
- The YA Book Prize 2016 Shortlist
- The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
- The Green Road by Anne Enright
- Fen by Daisy Johnson
And here, as promised, is Darran in one of his big furry costumes, screen grabbed from a video of him dancing around:
You can find Darran on Twitter at @shinraalpha, and on YouTube by searching for the same thing!
See you next month when we’ll be talking about the YA Book Prize 2016 x
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Episode 15. An Adventures With Words production.