16 May 2017

The real life messages of teen fiction

From Nine To Noon, 10:11 am on 16 May 2017

Young adult author Jennifer Niven talks to Kathryn Ryan about giving teenagers a voice, tackling serious issues like mental illness, death and self-esteem. Her debut YA novel, 'All the Bright Places' was named 'Best Book of the Year' by Time Magazine, with the film adaptation starring Elle Fanning set for release this year- for which she also wrote the screenplay. Her latest YA novel, called 'Holding Up the Universe' explores what it means to be seen and the universal need to be wanted and understood. Jennifer Niven will be appearing at Auckland Writers Festival on Saturday 20th May.