#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents, The Illuminae Files explore a fight for life at the edge of the galaxy. Authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff discuss their collaboration.
Jay Kristoff is The New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Lotus War, The Illuminae Files and The Neverknight Chronicle. He is the winner of two Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards. He has been named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books list and published in more than 25 countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world's laziest Jack Russell.
Maria Lewis in the author of the Who's Afraid? series, which is published worldwide and currently being adapted for television by Hoodlum Entertainment. Previously seen on nightly news program The Feed on SBS, her work as a journalist has also appeared in the New York Post, Empire Magazine, Penthouse, The Daily Mail and many more. She's the host and producer of the Eff Yeah Film & Feminism podcast.
Amie Kaufman is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of young adult fiction. Her multi-award winning work is slated for publication in 30 countries, and has been described as “a game-changer” (Shelf Awareness), “stylistically mesmerising” (Publishers Weekly) and “out-of-this-world awesome” (Kirkus). Her latest series, co-authored with Jay Kristoff, began in 2015 with the international bestseller Illuminae and continued with the international bestseller Gemina. Film rights have been acquired by Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. The New York Times bestselling Starbound trilogy, co-authored with Meagan Spooner, began with These Broken Stars in 2013, and continued with This Shattered World and Their Fractured Light. Film rights have been acquired by Off The Grid and MGM. Raised in Australia and Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution, and once got to work as a storytelling consultant at NASA. She lives in Melbourne with her husband, their rescue dog, and an extremely large personal library.