A storyteller and dynamic speaker, Neal Shusterman will discuss writing at the beginning and the positive influence of school and teachers on his life. Join us at the Olentangy Liberty Middle School for this free, after-hours event for the entire community.
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Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Presentation: 7:00 p.m.
Q&A: 7:45 p.m.
Book Signing: 8:00 p.m.
Neal Shusterman is the New York Times best-selling author of over thirty novels for children, teens, and adults. He won the 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for Challenger Deep-and his novel, Scythe, was a 2017 Michael L. Printz Honor book, and is in development with Universal Studios as a feature film. His novel, Unwind, has become part of the literary canon in many school districts across the country - and has won more than thirty domestic and international awards. Shusterman is currently co-writing the pilot episode of Netflix’s adaption of his “timely, speculative thought experiment in perspective, privilege, and identity” (KIRKUS), Game Changer, while his harrowing tale of survival, Dry, is in development at Paramount Pictures. His most recent thriller, Roxy, which was co-written with his son Jarrod, “portrays the opioid crisis in a way older YA readers can feel and understand” (Booklist).
Shusterman has also received awards from organizations such as the International Reading Association, and the American Library Association, and has garnered a myriad of state and local awards across the country. His talents range from film directing, to writing music and stage plays, and has even tried his hand at creating games.
Shusterman has earned a reputation as a storyteller and dynamic speaker. As a speaker, he is in constant demand at schools and conferences. Degrees in both psychology and drama give him a unique approach to writing, and his novels deal with topics that appeal to adults as well as teens, weaving true-to-life characters into sensitive and riveting issues, and binding it all together with a unique and entertaining sense of humor. Neal lives in Jacksonville, Florida, but spends much of his time traveling the world speaking, and signing books for readers.
Books will be sold on-site by Beanbag Books. Email Beanbag Books for advanced sales of the book.
This presentation is given in partnership with the Delaware County District Library, Delaware City Schools, Olentangy Liberty Middle School, Beanbag Books, and the Friends of the Library.
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