Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent series and the Carve the Mark series, which continue to capture legions of readers.
Veronica has a strong commitment to YA literature and the YA community. She believes that reading fosters empathy and curiosity, and that teenagers need stories that speak specifically to them.
Cally Black won the Ampersand Prize for her debut novel, In the Dark Spaces, a young adult SF thriller published by Hardie Grant Egmont last year. It has been highly commended in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize, shortlist for a Children’s Book Council Award as well as the Ethel Turner Prize, listed in the Inky Awards and winner of an Aurealis Award.