Contrary to dire predictions, teenagers and young adults are still reading books on paper and tablets. While James Bradley and Mardi McConnochie have written across many genres, from literary fiction to film, and both their latest books are written for the young adult market. WestWords director Michael Campbell talks to them about their previous work, their new books and the challenges of switching genres.

The Blue Mountains Program at Varuna
All day pass $65/$55 (29 or 30 May)
Two day pass $100 (29 and 30 May)
Single session $20/$15  

Presented with Varuna the National Writers’ House and in partnership with WestWords.

James Bradley (Australian)

James Bradley

James Bradley is a writer and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade; a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus; and the anthology, The Penguin Book of the Ocean. In 2012, he won the Pascall Prize for Australia’s Critic of the Year. His most recent novel is Ghost Species.