YALC – the UK’s Young Adult Literature Convention

YALC returns for it’s 9th installment in 2022 – bringing you a 3 day celebration of the very best in young adult books and authors.

Malorie Blackman YALC

The first YALC took place at London Film & Comic Con in 2014 as Malorie Blackman’s major project as Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2013-2015. YALC has fast become a popular event bringing together fantastic authors, publishers and readers for three packed days of YA events, writing workshops, book signings, book-themed activities and more! During the pandemic we celebrated YA books with #atHomeYALC but we are now back to host YALC in person at Olympia London in 2022.

Tickets available HERE

YALC 2022 Author Line Up


Tahereh Mafi Interview 730 485 YALC

Tahereh Mafi Interview

Interview Questions for Tahereh Mafi about her latest novel An Emotion of Great Delight Hi Tahereh, thank you so much for agreeing to speak to us (YALC – YA Literature Convention) today. It’s my pleasure; thanks so much for having me. Can you give our readers a little overview of your latest novel An Emotion…

Shannon Takaoka Interview 730 485 YALC

Shannon Takaoka Interview

Interview Questions for Shannon Takaoka about her latest novel ‘Everything I Thought I Knew’ Hi Shannon, thank you so much for agreeing to speak to us (YALC) today. It’s my pleasure! Can you give our readers a little overview of your latest YA novel ‘Everything I Thought I Knew’? Sure. The book tells the story…

‘Afterlove’ by Tanya Byrne 730 485 YALC

‘Afterlove’ by Tanya Byrne

THE LESBIAN LOVE STORY YOU’VE BEEN DYING TO READ… AND IT REALLY IS! Ash Persaud is about to become a reaper in the afterlife, but she is determined to see her first love Poppy Morgan again, the only thing that separates them is death. The last thing Ash hears is the snap of breaking glass…

‘House of Hollows’ by Krystal Sutherland 730 485 YALC

‘House of Hollows’ by Krystal Sutherland

When Iris was 7, her and her two older sisters disappeared from the streets of Edinburgh. A couple of months later they returned with a shocking change. All now having white hair and dark eyes. Not only did they look different on their return, it became clear the sisters now had abilities to force people…

‘American Royals’ by Katharine McGee 730 485 YALC

‘American Royals’ by Katharine McGee

What if America had a royal family? When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne. As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America’s first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life…

‘How It All Blew Up’ by Arvin Ahmadi 730 485 YALC

‘How It All Blew Up’ by Arvin Ahmadi

With the situation the world is facing at the moment (I won’t mention the name xD) we have all had to take a step back from our usual holidaying plans abroad and probably had to completely cancel or maybe swap for a stay-cation instead. I know myself, I’ve been dreaming about a beach holiday for…

My 10 ways of organising your books 730 485 YALC

My 10 ways of organising your books

You always need somewhere to store your books right? Bookshelves are the most popular way of keeping your much loved possessions safe and on display for everyone to see. But how do you start with organising that book shelf? There are so many different ways in which you can organise them and sometimes it drives…

Syed Masood – More Than Just A Pretty Face Q&A Exclusive! 730 730 YALC

Syed Masood – More Than Just A Pretty Face Q&A Exclusive!

The wonderful Syed Masood took some time out to come and speak to us here at YALC about his new debut YA novel More Than Just a Pretty Face! Hi Syed! Thanks for speaking to us! Absolutely! Thank you so much for having me! Can you give our readers a little overview of your debut…

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