Is there anything more magnetic and spellbinding than teenagers tapping into their innate powers?
Caroline O’Donoghue and Mary Watson, two supremely talented YA authors, weave magic and mythology at this not-to-be-missed event. Caroline taps into Irish stories and legends while Mary is inspired by her own South African heritage. What happens when time takes a detour? Caroline’s protagonist in Skipshock has to navigate this confusion. In Mary’s Blood to Poison, Savannah is destined to die young, so she’s angry, and it’s this very rage that may just save her life.
Add spirits summoned from tarot decks and the dynamics of intergenerational female relationships and we have a magically illuminating afternoon!
Caroline O’Donoghue is an Irish author and the host of the award-winning Sentimental Garbage podcast. Her books include All Our Hidden Gifts, The Gifts That Bind Us, Promising Young Women and Scenes of a Graphic Nature.
“Grim, gripping and gorgeous.” Deirdre Sullivan
Mary Watson won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2006 and appeared on Hay Festival’s Africa39 list of influential writers. Blood to Poison is her third YA novel for and the first rooted in her South African heritage.
“A gripping, immersive story.” Louise O’Neill