Hay Festival 2021 – Young Adult

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Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Bad Wolf

HIS DARK MATERIALS: FROM PAGE TO SCREEN, WITH DAFNE KEEN, AMIR WILSON, JANE TRANTER AND JACK THORNE

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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When Philip Pullman’s bestseller was adapted by Bad Wolf for HBO/BBC One, it was the highest rated drama launch on British TV in more than five years with over 9 million viewers. Executive Producer Jane Tranter leads a panel discussion with Dafne Keen who plays Lyra, Amir Wilson who plays Will and His Dark Materials Screenwriter Jack Thorne. Together they will be looking at the joys and challenges of bringing the series to life.

9+ Family
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Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Sarah Crossan and the winner Alice Oseman

The Bookseller YA Book Prize

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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The former Irish Children’s Laureate appears in conversation with Alice Oseman, the newly crowned winner of the YA Book Prize 2021, discussing her winning title Loveless.

11+
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Event HD14

Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Jonathan Stroud

The Outlaws Scarlett & Browne

Virtual venue: Llwyfan Cymru Digidol – Wales Digital Stage
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Lose yourself in a broken England of the future, where gunfights and monsters collide. Learn how the writer draws his landscapes and creates his witty characters. Then find out what adventures await in his latest book.

11+
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Event HD18

Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Angie Thomas talks to Jenny Valentine

The Hate U Give and Concrete Rose

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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Thomas’ internationally acclaimed debut novel The Hate U Give was adapted for the big screen. Find out how this was achieved and discover more about the world of Garden Heights in her new novel. Jenny Valentine's latest book is A Girl Called Joy.

12+
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Event HD21

Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Alex Wheatle

Cane Warriors

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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Untold stories of British and Jamaican history come to life in the author's new YA novel, where you can follow the true story of a slave uprising in Jamaica in 1760. Lead character Moa is awoken in the middle of the night by one of the rebels who informs him when the revolt will begin, and the clock is ticking.

12+
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Event HD24

Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Garth Nix

Old Kingdom Series

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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Join the author to celebrate more than 25 years of the Old Kingdom fantasy novels. Hear about his amazing career, how the Old Kingdom series came into being, and get answers to questions you've always wanted to ask.

12+
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