This event is part of the Sherman Alexie Loves series, a three-part series curated and hosted by Seattle's favorite novelist, poet, playwright, children's author, and memoirist, Sherman Alexie, and highlighting authors he loves and champions.
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Join SAL and Sherman Alexie for an exciting conversation with three young adult authors including New York Times best-selling authors Jenny Han, Matt de la Peña, and Nicola Yoon.
Jenny Han is the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series; Shug; the Burn for Burn trilogy, cowritten with Siobhan Vivian; and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You. She is also the author of the chapter book Clara Lee and The Apple Pie Dream. A former children’s bookseller, she earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the New School. Visit her at DearJennyHan.com.
Matt de la Peña is the New York Times Bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning author of six young adult novels: Ball Don’t Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here, I Will Save You, The Living and The Hunted. He’s also the author of the critically-acclaimed picture books A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis (illustrated by Kadir Nelson), and Last Stop on Market Street (illustrated by Christian Robinson). Matt received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Diego State University and his B.A. from the University of the Pacific where he attended school on a full basketball scholarship. de la Peña currently lives in Brooklyn NY. He teaches creative writing and visits high schools and colleges throughout the country. Visit him at mattdelapena.com
Nicola Yoon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novel Everything, Everything, which is now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson, and The Sun is Also a Star, a National Book Award finalist, Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winner. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn, and lives in Los Angeles with her family.