A.J. Betts talks about Hive
Join us as award-winning Australian author A.J. Betts chats to Jeremy Lachlan (Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds) about her new YA novel, Hive!
Hayley tends to her bees and follows the rules in the only world she has ever known. Until she witnesses the impossible: a drip from the ceiling.
A drip? It doesn’t make sense. Yet she hears it, catches it. Tastes it.
Curiosity is a hook.
What starts as a drip leads to a lie, a death, a boy, a beast, and too many awful questions.
6.00pm arrivals for 6.30pm start.
A. J. Betts is an Australian author, speaker, teacher and cyclist and has a PhD on the topic of wonder, in life and in reading. She has written three novels for young adults. Her third novel, Zac & Mia, won the 2012 Text Prize, the 2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and the 2014 Ethel Turner prize for young adults at the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards and was shortlisted for the 2014 Queensland Literary Award. Inspired by her work in a children’s hospital, Zac & Mia is available in 14 countries and has been developed into a TV series. It won two daytime Emmy Awards in 2018. A. J. is originally from Queensland but has lived in Perth since 2004.
18:00–20:00 Where: Books Kinokuniya, Sydney