Author Interaction with Renée Watson and Ilyasah Shabazz

Dr. Ilyasah Shabazz is an award-winning Author, Educator and Producer. She has authored five historical novels, has served as project advisor for the PBS award-winning film, Prince Among Slaves, and is currently producing a television series based on her latest two publications, X: a Novel and The Awakening of Malcolm X, with Sony Pictures Television’s […]

Author Interaction with Devika Rangachari

Dr Devika Rangachari is an award-winning writer whose book, Queen of Ice (Duckbill), was on the White Raven list, won the Neev Book Award in the Young Adult category, was shortlisted for the Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar, has been optioned to be made into a movie/television series and is now part of the Penguin […]

Author Interaction with Ravina Aggarwal

Ravina Aggarwal is an anthropologist who has written extensively about the Himalayas. Her  publications include Beyond Lines of Control: Performance and Politics on the Disputed Borders of Ladakh, India, two edited volumes, Into the High Ranges: The Penguin Book of Mountain Writing and Forsaking Paradise: Short Stories from Ladakh, and the novel Searching for the […]

Author Interaction with Sara Pennypacker

Sara Pennypacker is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pax and Pax, Journey Home; the award-winning Clementine series and its spinoff series, Waylon; and the acclaimed novels Summer of the Gypsy Moths and Here in the Real World. Her latest book Leeva At Last was released on March 7th. She has won […]

Author Interaction with Katya Balen

Katya Balen studied English at university. She is now a writer and is co-director of Mainspring Arts, a not-for-profit that supports neurodivergent and autistic people to access creative opportunities. Her debut novel, The Space We’re In, was highly commended for the Branford Boase Award 2020. Her second book, October, October, published to critical acclaim in […]

Author Interaction with Frances Hardinge

Frances Hardinge spent a large part of her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company. However, a few years later a persistent friend finally managed to bully Frances into sending a […]

Author Interaction with Cynthia Kadohata

Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning book Kira-Kira, the National Book Award winner The Thing About Luck, the Jane Addams Peace Award and PEN America Award winner Weedflower, Cracker!, Outside Beauty, A Million Shades of Gray, Half a World Away, Checked, A Place to Belong, Saucy, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, […]

Author Interaction with Hannah Gold

Hannah Gold’s debut middle-grade book, The Last Bear, published in the UK & the US by HarperCollinsChildren’s Books, was the biggest-selling debut hardback of 2021 as well as being a Saturday & Sunday Times Book of the Week. To cap off an incredible year, it was also crowned the winner of The Blue Peter Book […]

Author Interaction with Varsha Seshan

Varsha Seshan is a children’s writer, twice shortlisted for the Scholastic Asian Book Award. She has written numerous books and stories for children and facilitates a writers’ club for pre-teens at a school in Pune, where she lives. Her book The Clockwala’s Clues was shortlisted for the Neev Book Award 2021 in the Emerging Readers […]

Author Interaction with A.F. Harrold

A.F. Harrold is an English poet who writes and performs for adults and children. He spends his time showing off onstage, writing poems and books, and stroking his beard (it helps churn the ideas). He is the author of The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice, illustrated by Mini Grey; The Song from Somewhere Else, […]