Simon James Green

Simon is the award-winning author of twelve books for children and young adults. His YA novels include Noah Can’t Even (long listed for the Branford Boase and picked byWHSmith as one of the most important LGBT books of the last 50 years); Noah Could Never; Alex in Wonderland (nominated for the Carnegie medal); Heartbreak Boys, You’re the One That I Want (shortlisted for the YA Book Prize andDiverse Book Award), Gay Club! (nominated for the YOTO Carnegie Medal 2023), and BoyLike Me.

Own the Awkward

Awkward teenage hilarity with a positive message? This is the session for you! This laugh-out-loud event includes comedy anecdotes fromSimon’s own (hapless) school days, a celebration of funny books and how they help us navigate life, and how ‘owning the awkward’ is the best approach forgetting through secondary school (and life in general!) There will be readings from the books, a Q&A and a lot of cringe. A lot. You’ve been warned.