With 30 books published for children and teens, New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, discusses the evolution of the young adult genre from when she published her first book in 2002. She talks about the inspiration behind her latest series The Folk of the Air and what she is working on next after finishing her trilogy.

Holly visited the team at Kobo HQ and talked about:

  • How she got her start as a writer and how she has seen YA evolve as a genre
  • Her writing process, and how she handles collaborative projects
  • Where she found inspiration for her latest fantasy series
  • What readers can expect from her next
  • And more!

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Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty fantasy novels for kids and teens. She has been a finalist for an Eisner Award and the Lodestar Award, and the recipient of the Mythopoeic Award, a Nebula, and a Newbery Honor. Her books have been translated into 32 languages worldwide and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library.

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