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Saturday, April 13 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Young Adult Fiction: Not Quite Real Life - Conversation 1113 - REQUIRES TICKET

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Love stories complicated by time loops; exclusive societies housed in gated-off high rises; and schools for girls that sound like something out of Margaret Atwood's nightmares. These scenarios bloom into wonderful and terrifying novels in the hands of authors of Tehlor Kay Mejia, Justin A. Reynolds and Lilliam Rivera. Join them for a conversation about their most recent works of young adult fiction.

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Michelle Ruiz Keil

Michelle Ruiz Keil is an author and playwright with an eye for the enchanted and a way with animals. Her first book is "All of Us With Wings," a magic-infused coming of age story set in post-punk San Francisco, coming June 18th, 2019 from Soho Teen.

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Tehlor Kay Mejia

Tehlor Kay Mejia is an author and Oregon native. Her short fiction has appeared in the All Out and Toil & Trouble anthologies from Harlequin Teen. "We Set the Dark on Fire" is her first novel.
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Justin A. Reynolds

Justin A. Reynolds has been a pest control operator, night security guard, steel mill janitor, NASA intern, salesman of high-end faucet fixtures, and carpet-flooring installer. He was most recently a registered nurse, before trading his stethoscope for a pencil, but he likes to think... Read More →
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Lilliam Rivera

Lilliam Rivera is the author of The Education of Margot Sanchez and is a 2016 Pushcart Prize winner. Her second novel, "Dealing in Dreams," was released by Simon & Schuster last month. She is a freelance writer with work in Tin House, the Los Angeles Times, and Latina, among others... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Taper Hall 201, Signing Area 5

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