Do adults underestimate the kind of issues young people deal with daily? Sally Gardner sees the “Y” in YA as standing for why something happens and the “A” for an attempted answer. She is joined by fellow children’s and young adult writers Cornelia Funke, Ted Dawe (author of the no-longer-banned Into the River) and Mandy Hager, who chairs.

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Session reviewed in Booksellers New Zealand's We Love Books blog

Session reviewed by Simon Sweetman at Off the Tracks.

Sally Gardner interviewed in the New Zealand Herald and on RNZ National's Saturday Morning with Kim Hill.

Cornelia Funke interviewed in ARTicle.

"I asked them what they were into, and they said girls and drugs and cars and fighting, and I thought I'll write a book about girls and cars and drugs and fighting" Ted Dawe interviewed in The Dominion Post.