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Reading Matters 2015 authors announced

US authors Laurie Halse Anderson and Sara Farizan and UK author Sally Gardner are among the guests attending next year’s Reading Matters conference.

The 2015 conference, which is presented by the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria, will also feature local authors and illustrators including Jaclyn Moriarty, Sean Williams, Will Kostakis, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Amie Kaufman, Jared Thomas, Clare Atkins and Ampersand Project winner Erin Gough.

Also attending are Abe Nouk, an author, spoken-word performer, hip hop artist and director of Creative Rebellion Youth Enterprises; and author, DC Comics writer and screenwriter Tom Taylor.

The biennial youth literature conference explores YA issues and trends and celebrates ‘new and established young adult writers’. The 2015 conference will be held on 29-30 May at the ANZ Pavilion at the Arts Centre in Melbourne. The full program will be released on 3 February.

For more information about the conference, visit the website here.



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