By tradition, Friday nights at ALA Annual Conference belong to the Booklist Youth Forum. We are especially excited to announce our 2012 panelists, a who’s who of popular authors outspoken on this year’s topic: “Guy Writers Talk Guy Readers.”
Michael Grant, author of the bestselling Gone series and the new novel BZRK.
Jon Scieszka, former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and creator of the Guys Read project.
Andrew Smith, author of acclaimed novels including The Marbury Lens.
Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events (plus his “representative” Daniel Handler, author of the Printz Honor-winning Why We Broke Up).
“Guy Writers Talk Guy Readers”
Friday, June 22
Anaheim Convention Center
The event will be moderated by Booklist Books for Youth Senior Editor Daniel Kraus, author of the award-winning YA novel Rotters.
Dan Kraus, senior editor at Booklist is the producer and director of numerous feature films, most notably the documentary Work Series, and the author of several YA novels, including Rotters
, both of which won the Odyssey Award.