The Collectors Virtual Event with A. S. King, David Levithan, Cory McCarthy, and Randy Ribay

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 6:30pm

This event will be hosted online. See event for details.

We're thrilled to virtually host four incredible authors from this new collection of stories for young adult readers, in which anything can be collected, and in the hands of these award-winning and bestselling authors, any collection can tell a story.

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About the Book
From Michael L. Printz Award winner A.S. King and an all-star team of contributors including Anna-Marie McLemore and Jason Reynolds, an anthology of stories about remarkable people and their strange and surprising collections.

From David Levithan’s story about a non-binary kid collecting pieces of other people’s collections to Jenny Torres Sanchez's tale of a girl gathering types of fire while trying not to get burned to G. Neri's piece about 1970's skaters seeking opportunities to go vertical—anything can be collected and in the hands of these award-winning and bestselling authors, any collection can tell a story. Nine of the best YA novelists working today have written fiction based on a prompt from Printz-winner A.S. King (who also contributes a story) and the result is itself an extraordinary collection.


About the Authors:
A.S. King is the award-winning author of many acclaimed books for young readers. Her novel Dig won the 2020 Michael L. Printz Award, and Ask The Passengers won the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The New York Times called her “one of the best YA writers working today.” She is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contribution to young adult literature. King lives with her family in Pennsylvania, where she returned after living on a farm and teaching adult literacy in Ireland for more than a decade.

When not writing during spare hours on weekends, David Levithan is editorial director at Scholastic and the founding editor of the PUSH imprint, which is devoted to finding new voices and new authors in teen literature. His acclaimed novels Boy Meets Boy and The Realm of Possibility started as stories he wrote for his friends for Valentine’s Day (something he’s done for the past 22 years and counting) that turned themselves into teen novels. He’s often asked if the book is a work of fantasy or a work of reality, and the answer is right down the middle—it’s about where we’re going, and where we should be.

Cory McCarthy is the author of ten weird, bold, and affectionate books. Cory studied poetry at Ohio University and screenwriting at UCLA before earning an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He recently published the Stonewall Honor-winning Man o' War, best of '22: Kirkus, Bookpage, Buzzfeed, Chicago Public Library, and Autostraddle. As well as Hope is An Arrow, a picture book about fellow Lebanese American, Kahlil Gibran, which was a best book of '22 by Kirkus and School Library Journal. Cory coauthored the bestselling Once & Future series, a finalist for the New England Book Award, with his Lambda award-winning spouse A. R. Capetta. Cory is also mid-series with the futuristic, high-octane middle grade trilogy: B.E.S.T. World. His books are in translation in over six languages.

Randy Ribay is an award-winning author of young adult fiction. His most recent novel, Patron Saints of Nothing, earned five starred reviews, was selected as a Freeman Book Award winner, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, LA Times Book Prize, Walden Book Award, Edgar Award, International Thriller Writers Award, and the CILIP Carnegie Medal. His other works include Project Kawayan, After the Shot Drops, and An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes. Born in the Philippines and raised in the Midwest, Randy earned his BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Ed.M. in Language and Literacy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, son, and cat-like dog.

The Collectors: Stories: (Printz Medal Winner) By A.S. King (Editor), M. T. Anderson, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, A.S. King, David Levithan, Cory McCarthy, Anna-Marie McLemore, G. Neri, Jason Reynolds, Randy Ribay, Jenny Torres Sanchez Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593620281
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2023