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YALC is the UK’s Young Adult Literature Convention - a celebration of the very best young adult books and authors. YALC takes place each year as part of the London Film and Comic Con.

The first YALC took place at LFCC in 2014 as Malorie Blackman’s major project as Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2013-2015. In 2017, YALC will return for its fourth year, bringing together even more fantastic authors, publishers and readers for three packed days of author events, writing workshops, book signings, book-themed activities and more!

Buy your YALC tickets here

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Alex Wheatle
Brian Conaghan
Sarah Crossan
Patrice Lawrence
Laini Taylor
E Lockhart
Gemma Cairney
Sara Barnard
Joanne Harris
Martin Stewart
Paige Toon
Melinda Salisbury
VE Schwab
Will Hill
Katherine Webber

If you are a publisher or another organisation who would like to get involved in YALC 2017, or if you have any questions about the 2017 event, please contact Katherine on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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