In association with The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children
"Rarely does a writer come up with a first novel so assured, so powerful and engaging that you can be pretty sure that you will want to read everything that this author is capable of writing."
Meg Rosoff took the literary world by stealth in 2004 with her astonishing debut novel How I Live Now, an edgy, intriguing and darkly comic evocation of redemptive love amidst the horrors of war. Written for young teens but devoured by adults alike, it became a publishing sensation, snapping up the Guardian and Branford Boase awards and shortlisted for the Orange Prize and Whitbread.
Shrugging off the tricky second novel syndrome with suitable aplomb, she returned last year with a triumphant follow-up — Just in Case — another stridently original, deliciously ironic and exquisitely voiced tale of love, sex, fate, and everyday adolescent angst.