November 18, 2017

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YALSA’s 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium: A Recap

Authors, educators, librarians, and more gathered for learning and inspiration at this year’s Young Adult Library Services Association Symposium.

Nicola Yoon and Julie Buxbaum Talk Up YA Lit, National Book Awards, and More

Two notable YA authors interview each other about their latest works, upcoming projects, and love for teen lit—especially romances.

SLJ Chats with Helena Coggan, Teen Author of “The Catalyst”

The 17-year-old author discusses her dark, suspenseful YA debut, set in a magical world torn apart by war.

Meg Rosoff Is 2016 Astrid Lindgren Laureate

The writer of YA best-sellers “How I Live Now” and “Picture Me Gone” was selected from a pool of 215 notables.

Star YA Authors Reveal Inspirations and Challenges | SLJ SummerTeen 2014

On July 24, SLJ’s SummerTeen virtual event, attended by nearly 800 conference goers, was chock full of popular and thought-provoking YA authors, such as keynoters Gayle Forman (If I Stay) and Matthew Quick (Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock), who reveal some of the more personal asides, challenges, and stories behind novel writing. It was Quick who said, “Good literature, he said, “[comforts] the disturbed and [disturbs] the comforted.”