Jewish Book Week 2023 Saturday 25 February - Sunday 05 March | Tickets now on sale

Noga Applebaum

Noga Applebaum holds a PhD in Children’s Literature from Roehampton University and is the author of Representations of Technology in Science Fiction for Young People. She currently lectures on Children’s Literature at the Open University and teaches writing for children at MA level. She also works as a manuscript reader for The Literary Consultancy. She is twice winner of the London Writers’ Competition and is busy working on her first YA novel.
The Art of Writing for Young Adults: a Workshop
Writing for young adults is a genre of its own, prompting the challenges one might expect in creating enjoyable, age-appropriate, but trenchant works of fiction for those of not-quite adult status, who in many ways are wiser than their parents. In the first hour, authors Keren David, Hilary Freeman and Miriam Halahmy will discuss how they meet these challenges. In the second, you will have the chance to pitch your idea for a children’...