After working for several years as an editor in children’s publishing, Non Pratt is now the author of four novels for ‘teen-minded humans’. Trouble was published in 2014 with Walker books to critical acclaim, including a shortlisting for the YA Book Prize, the Branford Boase Award and longlisting for the Carnegie Medal.
In this revealing interview, we chat to Non about what it really means to make a career out of writing for young adults. As well as talking about her writing process, we delve into Non’s career to date and find out the reality of rejection post-publication. Non also discusses the other stuff that goes alongside being a writer for children, including school visits.
This is a must-watch for any writer serious about progressing their writing career post-publication, in any genre. It’s also a fantastic watch for anyone who loves YA novels. We delve into Non’s shelves and discuss what makes a fantastic teen novel.
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