I’m still on a high after the announcement of all the awesome YA authors who are coming to the Reading Matters Conference in Melbourne from 30 May-1 June. Reading Matters is a conference that I’ve wanted to go to for years because they always have a great line-up of authors and everyone raves about it. I’m incredibly excited that I get to experience it this year, especially since the author line-up is totally awesome!
The very cool Adele Walsh and the rest of the wonderful team at the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria announced the first few guest authors late last year, including Myke Bartlett, Libba Bray, Gayle Forman and Alison Croggon. The rest of the authors were announced on Friday and they’re even more exciting because they include some of my favourite Aussie authors, including:
- Morris Gleitzman (Once, Now, Then, After)
- Garth Nix (Sabriel, A Confusion of Princes, Trouble Twisters)
- Vikki Wakefield (All I Ever Wanted, Friday Brown)
- Gabrielle Williams (Beatle Meets Destiny, Reluctant Hallelujah)
They’ve also got some great international authors coming too, including Keith Gray and Raina Telgemeier.
I can’t wait to hear all of these authors talk about their books and have my favourite books become even more special by having the author’s signature in them.
To find out more about Reading Matters, to book, and to view the full list of authors and their bios, check out http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/reading-matters.