Do you want to know the secrets behind how YA writers flesh out page-turning plots? Or how they bring depth to their characters? Would you like to learn how they approach a film adaption of their work? Then join acclaimed authors Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking and A Monster Calls) and Jesse Andrews (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as they describe the creative writing process and adapting their stories for film. Supported by the City of Parramatta.

Jesse Andrews (International)

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Jesse Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and The Haters. He also wrote the film adaptation Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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Patrick Ness (International)

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Patrick Ness is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy and the critically-acclaimed novels A Monster Calls, The Rest of Us Just Live Here and Release. He has won every major prize in children’s fiction, including the Carnegie Medal twice. He’s also written the screenplay for the film of A Monster Calls, now a major motion picture.


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Will Kostakis (Australian)

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Will Kostakis is a writer of all things, from celebrity news stories that score cease and desist letters, to tweets for professional wrestlers. He’s best known for his award-winning YA novels, The Sidekicks and The First Third. His first fantasy novel Monuments releases in spring 2019.