We're pretty confident in saying that the only place you'll find a more stacked lineup of YA authors than this year's YALLFest is the teen section of your local Barnes & Noble. Because for the second annual meet-up dedicated to all things young adult, organizers Margaret Stohl, Pseudonymous Bosch and Melissa de la Cruz (pictured) are welcoming 48 authors—25 of them New York Times bestsellers. And guess what? We have the EXCLUSIVE lineup for you to scrutinize!
Keep reading after the jump to see if your favorite writer will make an appearance in South Carolina. (And let's be honest, with nearly 50 RSVPs, the chances are pretty good!)
The official lineup includes: Kwame Alexander, Jennifer Lyn Barnes, Holly Black, Pseudonymous Bosch, Sarah Rees Brennan, Heather Brewer, Kiera Cass, Cinda Chima, Cassandra Clare, Andrea Cremer, Katie Crouch, Gitty Daneshvari, Melissa de la Cruz, Matt de la Pena, Kim Derting, Simone Elkeles, Elizabeth Eulberg, Gayle Forman, Kami Garcia, Adam Gidwitz, David McInnes Gill, Adele Griffin, Deborah Harkness, Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian, Michelle Hodkin, Ellen Hopkins, Tonya Hurley, Michele Jaffe, Caitlin Kittredge, Alyson Noel, David Levithan, Stephanie Perkins, Diana Peterfreund, Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs, Beth Revis, Jessica Rothenberg, Carrie Ryan, Eliot Schrefer, Natalie Standiford, Trenton Lee Stewart, Margaret Stohl, Cate Tiernan, Robin Wasserman, Marjorie Wentworth, John Corey Whaley, and Kathryn Williams.
Literary Friendships is the theme, so it's only fitting that "Mortal Instruments" author Cassandra Clare and "Spiderwick Chronicles" author Holly Black (real-life BFFs, duh) will deliver the keynote speech on that very topic. And, of course, there will be plenty of panels, events and performances to warm your literature-loving hearts.
YALLFest takes place in Charleston, SC, on November 9 and 10. Be sure to check the official YALLFest website for all the details.
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