25th - 27th August 2017
Power, Politics, Passion

Young Adult

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Samantha Shannon

Samantha Shannon was born in west London in 1991. She started writing at the age of fifteen. Between 2010 and 2013 she studied English Language and Literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford. In 2013 she published The Bone Season, the first in a seven book series.

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Garth Nix

Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia. A full-time writer since 2001, he previously worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve.

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Griffith Review Millennials Strike Back

If you were born in the last part of the 20th century, you’ve already heard the standard criticisms: pampered; no commitment; no idea of how good you’ve got it compared to “back in the day”.

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Will Kostakis

Personally, Will Kostakis is ready to catch a ball two seconds after it’s hit him in the face. Professionally, he’s thankful he’s chosen a career that requires little (if any) coordination. After dabbling in celebrity journalism and reality TV, he now writes for young adults.

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Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is one of Australia's most successful writers of young-adult fiction and is a best-selling and critically acclaimed author in more than twenty countries and in eighteen languages.

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Gabrielle Williams

Gabrielle Williams is the author of the critically acclaimed YA novels Beatle Meets Destiny, The Reluctant Hallelujah and The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex, all of which have been shortlisted for several prestigious awards.

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Ellie Marney

Ellie Marney is a teacher and author of YA fiction. Every Breath, the first novel of her YA crime Every series, was listed in 2015 as one of the most-borrowed YA books in Australian libraries, and her books have won or been shortlisted for a bunch of other amazing awards.

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Jaclyn Moriarty

Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney's north-west and studied Law and English on three continents - at Sydney University in Australia, Yale in the US and Cambridge in England. She spent four years working as a media and entertainment lawyer and now writes full-time so that she can sleep in each day. She lives in Sydney again.

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James Phelan

James Phelan is the bestselling and award-winning author of 28 novels and one work of non-fiction.

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Isobelle Carmody

Isobelle Carmody is Australia’s most highly acclaimed author of fantasy titles for older readers. She began her first book, Obernewtyn, when she was fourteen and since then she has written some of our greatest works of fantasy.

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Samantha Shannon & Garth Nix

Join young adult fantasy authors Garth Nix, Samantha Shannon and Kaaron Warren as they discuss their rich and limitless universe.

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Jack Heath

Jack Heath is the internationally bestselling author of The Cut Out and many other action-packed thrillers for young people.

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