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5914576YA Panel with David Levithan, Alice Oseman, Dean Atta and Ryan La Sala
DateFriday 28th February 2020
DescriptionJoin four YA fiction writers as they come together to discuss their latest books, friendship, romance, adventure, survival and everything else in-between. David Levithan, the New York Times bestselling author of Every Day and co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green) and many others including his latest book 19 Love Songs, Alice Oseman, bestselling author of Solitaire, Radio Silence and the Heartstopper series, Dean Atta, author of the powerful coming of age story, The Black Flamingo and Ryan La Sala, debut author of, Reverie.David Levithanis theNew York Timesbestselling author of many novels includingEvery Day,Another Day,Two Boys Kissing,Nick Norahs Infinite Playlist(with Rachel Cohn), andWill Grayson, Will Grayson(with John Green). He won the Lambda Literary Award for his debut novelBoy Meets Boy. David'smost recent book is the just-released19 Love Songs.He lives in New Jersey where he works with other peoples words as a publisher and editor by day.Alice Osemanwas born in Kent and she secured her first publishing deal at 17 years old. She has gone on to write three YA novels and the Heartstopper graphic novel series and is now a full-time writer and illustrator. She can usually be found staring aimlessly at computer screens, questioning the meaningless of existence, or doing anything she can to avoid getting an office job.Dean AttaNamed as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday and one of poetrys greatest modern voicesby Gay Times,poet Dean Attas work has appeared on BBC One, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Channel 4, often dealing withthemes of gender, identity, race and growing up. Deanslatest book,The Black Flamingo, follows a mixed-race gay teen as he spreads his wings at university as a drag performer; a bold story about embracing youruniqueness and finding your inner strength.Ryan La Salagrew up in Connecticut, where studied Anthropology and Neuroscience at Northeastern University before becoming a project manager specialized in digital tools. He technically lives in New York City, but has actually transcended material reality and only takes up a human shell for special occasions, like brunch, and to watch anime.Reverieis Ryans debut novel.
Time(s)Feb 28, 7pm
LocationWaterstones Sauchiehall Street
Price£5 (£3 Plus cardholder), Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter; we therefore recommend that you check with the shop before travelling.If you are unable to attend an event we can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Reserved copies cannot be guaranteed and may not always carry dedications.All signings (unless otherwise stated) operate on a first come first served basis, so early arrival is often recommended.
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Waterstones Sauchiehall Street
Address153-157 Sauchiehall Street
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Telephone No.0141 332 9105
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