The Build-Up Season book launch
Join us and author Megan Jacobson to celebrate the publication of her latest YA novel, The Build-Up Season, to be launched by Melina Marchetta.
Seventeen-year-old Iliad Piper – Ily for short – is named after war and angry at the world. Growing up with a violent father and abused mother, she doesn’t know how to do relationships, family or friends. Ily takes off her armour for nobody, until she meets Jared, a local actor and someone who’s as complicated as she is.
The Build-Up Season is set to cement Jacobson’s reputation as one of Australia’s finest YA authors, with its frank and powerful look at domestic violence, self-worth, resilience and the importance of true friendship.
With a reading from the book by Logie award-winning actress Shari Sebbens.
6.00pm arrivals for a 6.30pm start.
Megan Jacobson grew up in Darwin and the far north coast of NSW. She has a degree in journalism and now works in TV news production at the ABC. Her first novel Yellow was shortlisted in the Older Readers category of the 2017 CBCA Book of the Year Awards, and longlisted for the 2017 Sisters in Crime Davitt Award (Young Adult).
18:00–20:00 Where: Books Kinokuniya, Sydney