Finchley Church End Library proudly presents: An evening with Miriam Halahmy, Savita Kalhan & Sif Sigmarsdottir discussing their young adult novels.
Miriam has published eight novels for young people. Her books are published in the UK, America and other countries. She is an award-winning author who has also been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal & shortlisted for regional awards. Her novel, Hidden, was adapted for the stage. Her most recent novel, Always Here For You, is a warning about looking for love online.
Savita is a double Carnegie nominated children’s author who writes for teenagers and young adults. Her latest book That Asian Kid, is about a 15-year-old boy’s moral dilemma, the power of social media, and the struggle to do the right thing. “An excellent, rollicking read, which includes some hard truths about racism hidden in a very amusing book.” Book Trust.
Her hard-hitting YA novel The Girl in the Broken Mirror deals with culture clash, abuse and love and loss. Her teen novel, The Long Weekend, is a tense thriller about two boys who are abducted after school.
Sif is a bestselling writer and journalist originally from Iceland. Her latest book is the Nordic noir YA thriller, The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake, which can be described as “Nancy Drew meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.
The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake tells the story of Hannah who has spent her life taking care of her troubled mother. When her mother dies suddenly from cancer she goes to live with her estranged father in Iceland. There she turns her hand at journalism. While reporting on a social media influencer accused of murder, she uncovers the dubious practices of a data-driven marketing agency called London Analytica which appears to be willing to go to any lengths to protect its efforts to capitalise on people’s personal data. The book explores themes such as identity in the age of social media, the impact of violence, feminism, mental health, internet privacy & surveillance capitalism.
The talk will last around 45mins, followed by a ten-minute Q&A session, with a mystery prize for the best question.
Tickets are available at the following link bit.ly/2SXQ0ZG
Finchley Church End Library
Monday 27th April 2020
6.30 - 8pm