S276. The Book of Your Heart: Ignoring Market Trends and Writing the Novel Most Connected to You
Saturday, February 11, 2017
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Nova Ren Suma is the author of four novels, including the New York Times bestselling YA novel The Walls Around Us. She has an MFA from Columbia University and is a MacDowell and Yaddo fellow. She teaches in the MFA in writing for children & young adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Brandy Colbert is the author of Pointe, which was named a best book of the year by Publishers Weekly and the Chicago and Los Angeles Public Libraries, and the forthcoming young adult novel Little & Lion. She has worked as an editor for several national magazines.
Bennett Madison is the author of several novels for young people, including The Blonde of the Joke and September Girls, which was nominated for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award and The Andre Norton Award. His reviews of young adult and children's books have appeared in the New York Times Book Review.
Emily X.R. Pan's debut YA novel is The Astonishing Color of After. She is the founding editor in chief of Bodega magazine and received her MFA in fiction from NYU. In the past she has worked for Penguin and taught creative writing to undergraduate students and hospital residents.
Amy Reed is the author of seven edgy, contemporary YA novels, including Beautiful and Clean. Her forthcoming book, The Nowhere Girls, is about a group of girls who start a movement to avenge the rape of a classmate and fight the misogynist culture at their school.