The winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016 talks about her writing, literature for younger readers and her novel How I Live Now, a contemporary children’s classic. Daisy, 15, thinks she knows all about love. Her mother died giving birth to her, and now her dad has sent her away for the summer, to live in the English countryside with cousins she’s never met. There she discovers what real love is: something violent, mysterious and wonderful. Her world is turned upside down and a perfect summer explodes into a million bewildering pieces. Rosoff’s other novels for young people include Just in Case (winner of the 2007 Carnegie Medal), The Bride’s Farewell and What I Was, described by The Times as “Samuel Beckett on Ecstasy”.