Sex and Psychopaths
Kirsty Eagar and Justine Larbalestier in conversation
Kirsty Eagar and Justine Larbalestier are authors who pull no punches when it comes to their Young Adult fiction, choosing to examine facets of the world we live in rather than the one we’d like. Their new books Summer Skin and My Sister Rosa are no exception; setting a Girl meets Boy love story within the hook-up culture of campus life, and exploring the impossible vigilance forced on a seventeen-year-old who has correctly identified his sister as a psychopath.
Join them as they discuss their writing in the context of their readership, and whether or not there is any such thing as ‘appropriate’ subject matter.
6.00pm arrival for 6.30pm start.
Kirsty Eagar’s first novel Raw Blue won the 2010 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for young adult fiction and was short-listed for a golden Inky Award; her second novel, Saltwater Vampires, was shortlisted for the Ethel Turner Prize in the 2011 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards; and her third novel Night Beach was short-listed for the Queensland Literary Awards and the WA Premier’s Literary Awards, as well as the Inky and Davitt Awards.
Justine Larbalestier is the author of the Magic or Madness trilogy, How to Ditch Your Fairy, Razorhurst and Liar, which won the YA Western Australian Premier’s book award, the YA Sisters in Crime Davitt Award and was shortlisted for the CBCA Older Readers award, among many other honours. Justine also edited a scholarly collection of feminist science fiction in the twentieth century, Daughters of Earth, and is co-editor, with Holly Black, of Zombies vs Unicorns and co-author, with Sarah Rees Brennan, of Team Human.
18:00–20:00 Where: Books Kinokuniya, Sydney