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Episode 4: YA Special with James Dawson and Sarra Manning

Broadcast 29 July, 2014

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Katherine, Melissa and Louise are joined in the studio by two leading young adult authors - Sarra Manning and current ‘Queen of Teen’ James Dawson (plus Sarra’s dog, Miss Betsy) - for a discussion of all things YA. Featuring an interview with Rainbow Rowell, and a report from the UK’s first young adult literature convention, YALC


Regal Guests

James Dawson

Sarra Manning

Miss Betsy

Rainbow Rowell


Reading list

Stephen King

Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan (Bloomsbury)

She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick (Orion)

City Of Halves by Lucy Inglis (Chicken House)

Angus, Thongs & Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison (HarperCollins)

Emma Hearts LA & Jessie Hearts New York by Keris Stainton (Orchard)

The City’s Son by Tom Pollock (Quercus)

Shades Of London by Maureen Johnson (HarperCollins)

Landline, Fangirl, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Orion, Macmillan, Orion)


New this summer:

Messenger Of Fear by Michael Grant (Egmont)

Skullduggery Pleasant: The Dying Of The Light by Derek Landy (HC)

Cherub: Lone Wolf by Robert Muchamore (Hodder)

Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini (Macmillan)

Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins? by Liz Kessler (Orion)

The Girl Who Wasn’t There by Karen McCrombie (Puffin)

The Girl Who Walked On Air & Frost Hollow Hall by Emma Carroll (Faber)

The Rain by Virginia Bergin: The Rain (Macmillan)

Isla And The Happily Ever After & Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Usborne)



The Humans (Canongate) & Echo Boy (Random House) by Matt Haig

Cat Clarke (Quercus)

The 100 (Hodder)

Sophie McKenzie (Simon & Schuster)

The entire YALC schedule


Queens of Teen:

Cathy Cassidy

Veronica Roth

Natasha Farrant

Sue Ransom

Beth Reekles

Tonya Hurley

John Green

Cassandra Clare

Holly Smale