A discussion and Q&A with celebrated Young Adult novelist A.S. King on the life of an author and the invention of individual process. The event will examine the importance of persistence, voice, and breaking conventional writing rules as well as navigating the publishing business as a non-traditional writer.
We are proud to host A.S. King as our 2017 Mary Higgins Clark Chair. Stay tuned for information on advising sessions, talk-backs and a summer reading group on Ask the Passengers. A.S. King will be in residence at Fordham from October 2nd - October 5th.
ABOUT A.S. KING
A.S. King has been called “One of the best Y.A. writers working today” by the New York Times Book Review. King is the author of highly-acclaimed novels including her 2016 release Still Life with Tornado, 2015’s surrealist I Crawl Through It, Glory O'Brien's History of the Future, Reality Boy, the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner Ask the Passengers, Everybody Sees the Ants, 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Please Ignore Vera Dietz among others. She is a faculty member of the Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts and spends many months of the year traveling the country speaking to high school students. After fifteen years living self-sufficiently and teaching literacy to adults in Ireland, she now lives in Pennsylvania.