LGBTQ+ themes of coming of age, finding love and forging friendships for life!
Described as YA meets Fleabag and Netflix’s Sex Education, Love Is for Losers is Wibke Brueggemann’s hilarious debut. Written in diary entries, it’s a funny and life-affirming take on all the big stuff you experience through puberty: love, sex, death, family, intergenerational friendships, heartbreak, kittens . . . and kisses that turn the whole world upside down. London-based Wibke Brueggemann originally studied acting before turning to writing. Love is for Losers is her first novel.
Ciara’s first YA novel The Falling In Love Montage – about memory, rom-coms and girls who like girls – was published in 2020. In her new book Not My Problem, Aideen has plenty of problems she can’t solve. But when she stumbles upon overachiever Meabh having a full-blown meltdown, she sees one that she can actually fix. Or can she? This queer coming-of-age story is wry, multi-layered, and unflinchingly honest. Ciara describes herself as “a social worker by day, writer by night and cat enthusiast 24/7”.
Wibke Brueggemann & Ciara Smyth will be in conversation with Alexandria Turner.