I'm blogging to announce, with no small amount of happiness, that I've been chosen to appear at the Melbourne Writers' Festival this year. Whoo! I'm on a panel with some other writers, and editors and publishers. We will be discussing Stephenie Meyer's Twilight.
If you haven't read Twilight, don't worry; 100 million other people have, including me.
It is a book which has enjoyed immense popularity but there are, of course, people who don't like. I mean, really, really don't like it.
The panel looks set to be controversial (the panel is called "Fading Twilight" - provocative in itself). The spiel for the panel is here:
Lili Wilkinson, Van Badham, Kate Forsyth, Bec Kavanagh, Nikki Anderson, Jeff Sparrow
BMW Edge 1.45pm - 2.15pm, Tickets $6.
The most compelling books for teenagers ever written... or brain-draining, sexist rubbish? Harmless, escapist fantasy that is inspiring more teens to read than ever before... or mind-numbing, badly plotted tripe?
Seventeen million copies later, the Twilight debate continues to rage. A panel of writers, booksellers, editors and publishers discuss the pros and cons of this best-selling series - pushed and probed by you, our Festival audience. Have your questions ready.
(By the way, you can buy tickets here)
Have you read it? What did you think? Which side of the panel would you be on? Looking forward to meaty and honest responses. Feel free to comment under a pseudonym if you fear being eaten by teenagers.