Young Adult Book Tour Comes to Brighton

Paul Thorn August 15, 2015

Egmont Publishing’s dedicated Young Adult (YA) imprint, Electric Monkey, teamed up with David Fickling Books, Quercus and Waterstones to organise book tour inspired by the increase in YA books exploring real social issues teenagers face, including ones surrounding sexuality and gender identity.


The tour called New Day New Normal features three ground-breaking writers dealing with a range of once taboo subjects to critical and commercial acclaim.

The authors are David Levithan, (Every Day and Another Day); Lisa Williamson, (The Art of Being Normal); and Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Louise O’Neill, (Only Ever Yours). All three authors will be in conversation, chaired by James Gilmore of Wizard Radio.

Gary Deane, Waterstones Events Manager, said; “We’re thrilled to be offering our customers such a remarkable opportunity to hear three such talented authors speak about their work.  It’s exciting to see the variety of topics that YA fiction is beginning to cover in more depth and we’re pleased to see publishers working together to bring such great events to readers.”

The New Day New Normal tour comes to Brighton on Wednesday, August 19, 7.30pm at Waterstones, Brighton, 71-74 North Street.