Friday, October 30, The Beacon, 6pm: Wantage MP Ed Vaizey will be helping to tease out some fictional political drama when he interview’s AJ Grainger about her young adult-thriller Captive at this year’s festival.
Listed as one of The Telegraph’s best teen books of 2015, Captive tells the story of Robyn Knollys-Green, an A-list celebrity, famous for being the daughter of one of the world’s most powerful men. But not even the paparazzi can find her now ….
Robyn begins to realise that she is trapped in a complicated web of global corruption and deceit – and that the strange, melancholy boy who has been tasked with guarding her might not be an enemy after all….
Vazey will interview Grainger in Wantage on October 30 to find out more about the nail-biting tension, poignant family relationships and touching complex romance that makes this the must-have teen read for 2015.
Captive, published by Simon and Schusser, is Grainger’s first novel and was named ‘One to Watch’ by The Bookseller. She is currently writing a second novel In Your Light, which is out in spring 2016.
When she’s not writing books, Grainger is editing children’s books in London, where she lives with her husband.
Find out more about Grainger on her website www.ajgrainger.com, which also has some helpful tips on how she went about writing Captive.
Friday, October 30. The Beacon, Wantage. 6pm. Tickets:£4
Online booking closes on October 22.