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The Young Adult Literature Convention 2015 in 3 words

The Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) took place 17-19 July as part of the London Film and Comic Com 2015. We asked authors, bloggers and YA fans to try and...
Posted July 23, 2015
The Young Adult Literature Convention 2015 in 3 words

Catch up on the news of Chris Riddell's announcement...

Find out what happened on the day Chris Riddell was announced to be the new Children's Laureate... and what's next.
Posted June 10, 2015
Catch up on the news of Chris Riddell's announcement as the new Children's Laureate

Chris Riddell unmasked as the new Children's Laureate

Chris Riddell is the new Waterstones Children’s Laureate for 2015-2017! The award-winning writer, illustrator, political cartoonist and former Book Trust Online Writer in Residence said ‘I am humbled to take...
Posted June 9, 2015
Chris Riddell unmasked as the new Children's Laureate

The Making of the Children's Laureate Medal

The new Waterstones Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell, was awarded with a silver medal at the announcement today. Each Children's Laureate receives their own medal, handmade by jeweller Charmian Harris.
Posted June 3, 2015
The Making of the Children's Laureate Medal

Malorie's last public events

This is the Children's Laureate's last month in post and her final public Laureate event took place at Hay Festival.
Posted May 28, 2015
Malorie's last public events

Full author line-up announced for YALC

Judy Blume is amongst the authors who will be appearing at YALC 2015 The full author line-up for YALC 2015 was revealed this evening, including the one and only Judy...
Posted April 29, 2015
Full author line-up announced for YALC

Project Remix winners announced!

Find out who came out top in Malorie Blackman's competition for creative teens Malorie Blackman's Project Remix reached its conclusion today, when the competition winners and runners-up were announced at...
Posted April 27, 2015
Project Remix winners announced!

More authors announced for YALC!

Samantha Shannon, Kevin Brooks, James Dawson, Sally Green, Helena Coggan and more confirmed for YALC 2015 The second group of authors taking part in this year's YALC, the UK’s YA...
Posted April 16, 2015
More authors announced for YALC!

YALC is back!

The UK’s first Young Adult literature convention will return to the London Film and Comic Con in July 2015! YALC, the UK’s first Young Adult Literature Convention will return to...
Posted March 12, 2015
YALC is back!

Malorie gets a gold Blue Peter badge

Malorie has been awarded Blue Peter's highest accolade! Malorie follows in the footsteps of figures including J K Rowling, Michael Morpurgo, David Beckham and Her Majesty The Queen by being...
Posted March 6, 2015
Malorie gets a gold Blue Peter badge
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