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Friday, August 1 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
"The Book Was Better": Having Your Books Made Into a Movie

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We’ve all seen movies based on books we love—but what’s it actually like to write a book and see it turned into a film? What’s the process? What happens when material is changed? How do you deal with the nerves, the highs, and the lows? Our panel of authors have been through it and have lived to tell the tale.


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Laurie Halse Anderson

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Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. You can follow her adventures on Twitter... Read More →
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Holly Black

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Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, and two new forthcoming novels, The Iron Trial (the first book of the Magisterium series with Cassandra Clare) and The Darkest Part of the Forest. She has been a finalist for the... Read More →
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Gayle Forman

Author
Gayle Forman is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist. She is the author of Just One Day, Just One Year, and the companion e-novella Just One Night, as well as the New York Times bestsellers If I Stay and Where She Went. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.
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John Green

Author
John Green is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, and two other books for young adults. He is also the co-author, with David Levithan, of Will Grayson, Will Grayson. The movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars was released in June 2014, directed by Josh Boone. John is the co-creator with his brother Hank of the popular YouTube channels vlogbrothers and Crash Course.
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Robin Wasserman

Robin Wasserman is the author of The Waking Dark, The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and several other books for children and teens. (Maybe you caught the TV miniseries adaptation of her Seven Deadly Sins series... and if you haven’t, you’re missing out.) She grew up in Philadelphia, moved to New York as soon as she got the chance, and, for her very first task at her very first job out of college, was assigned... Read More →


Friday August 1, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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