Does the age of an author matter when writing YA fiction?

The Book Doctor goes right back to beginnings of YA and teen fiction in the 1950s and 1960s to investigate whether author age has anything to do with reader experienceI saw several really young writers at the Young Adult Literature Convention (Yalc) who seem to know just what their readers are feeling. Does the age of an author matter when writing YA fiction?The appearance of so many young authors whose books are connecting so brilliantly with YA readers was a hugely successful hallmark of Yalc (Young Adult Literature Convention, held last weekend in London. Related: Malorie Blackman, children's laureate: I don't believe in regrets Related: The 10 best Judy Blume quotes Related: Why being a 'freak' is a beautiful thing Related: Helena Coggan: 'Teenage girls don’t look for "role models" in fiction; we look for precedents' Related: Take Back The Skies by Lucy Saxon - review Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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