Saturday 16th June 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM @ University of Greenwich, Queen Mary Building, Queen Mary Undercroft, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS
Greenwich Book Festival is beyond excited to be hosting two of the biggest international stars of YA, in South-East London.
She was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, ‘The Hate U Give’, about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances, addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty.
Film rights have been optioned by Fox 2000, with Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg attached to star. A former teen rapper, Thomas holds a BFA in Creative Writing and an unofficial degree in Hip Hop.
Patrick Ness, an American in London, is the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of The Chaos Walking Trilogy, soon to be a movie starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland; A Monster Calls, already an acclaimed film, which will be on stage at the Old Vic over the summer and Release, his most personal and tender novel yet, which could win him a third Carnegie medal on June 18th.
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