#HayYA

Want to vlog or write or dance? Want to be the first to know who has won The Bookseller YA Book Prize 2018? Or just want to listen to your favourite authors talking about their favourite things?

Two girls running at Hay Festival

#HAYYA is full of events for readers and writers eager to know more about how the stories they love in books or films or on YouTube came about.

The #HAYYA programme sees stars of Young Adult writing talk about their new releases and the issues facing young people today. David Almond talks The Colour of the Sun; Ruta Sepetys talks Salt from the Sea; Frances Hardinge discusses A Skinful of Shadows; Sarah Crossan talks Moonrise; Derek Landy talks Skulduggery Pleasant 11; plus there’s a special event to celebrate the CILIP Carnegie Medal featuring Kevin Crossley Holland, Beverley Naidoo, Will Hill and A. F. Harrold. Juno Dawson presents Clean; Patrick Ness talks Release; Cat Clarke talks Girlhood; Steven Camden presents Nobody Real; Gemma Cairney (Open Your Heart) and Laura Dockrill (Big Bones) host a teen Q&A session; poet Anthony Anaxagorou talks Heterogeneous in an event with Bradford Literature Festival.

A series of events with The Bookseller YA Book Prize spotlights this year’s #YA10 shortlist including M.A. Bennett (S.T.A.G.S), Will Hill (After the Fire), Emily Barr (The One Memory of Flora Banks), Holly Bourne (It Only Happens in the Movies), Sally Nicholls (Things a Bright Girl Can Do), Patrick Ness (Release), Patrice Lawrence (Indigo Donut), and Alex Wheatle (Straight Outta Crongton) before the winner is announced in a live ceremony on stage.

For older teenagers and students visit the new Hay Festival Compass venue on our festival site, packed with resources and drop-in events.

You can see all HAYYA events here. And why not follow us on Twitter @hayfestival #HAYYA?