Blackwell’s to Host Young Adult Fiction Event with Leading Authors

On September 4th Blackwell’s Charing Cross is hosting a free Young Adult Crossover Fiction event with three of the UK’s hottest new authors in the YA genre, CJ Daugherty, Holly Bourne and Alexia Casale, who will discuss why YA is so popular with adult women when it is written for teenagers, and why it should be taken more seriously.   

Some of the biggest publishing successes in recent years have been from the YA genre, which is now being read more widely than ever. Recent American research has revealed that 80% of YA novels being bought by adults aged 20 or over and the success of YA book series like Twilight and Hunger Games, have been helped hugely by an audience of both adults and teens.

For your chance to hear three of the UKs most exciting YA authors discuss what makes YA so addictive email [email protected] for your free ticket. The event takes place at 6pm on Wednesday 4th September at Blackwell’s Charring Cross, following the talk there will be an opportunity to meet the authors and get books signed.


About the authors

CJ Daugherty is the bestselling author of the hugely popular Night School series which is published in 20 countries! Her third book Fracture was published earlier this month. To read an interview with CJ about why YA should be taken more seriously click here For more info on CJ visit her website

Alexia Casale’s debut novel, The Bone Dragon, was described by the FT as “a superlative debut” you can find out more on her website

Holly Bourne’s very first novel Soulmates is a fresh contemporary debut which explores the science of love. It’s out on September 1st.

Please visit the Blackwell’s Events website for more information on the event.