Each week, an accomplished published author takes over the YEM Twitter account for Thursday’s Twitter Takeover. Each week, the YA author will answer questions, tell stories, and give advice on our social media. This week young adult author E. Lockhart will be taking over our Twitter account.
Emily Lockhart is the author of Genuine Fraud, We Were Liars, Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and the Ruby Oliver quartet: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live Boyfriends. How to Be Bad was co-written with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski.
Disreputable History was a Printz Award honor book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and recipient of the Cybils Award for best young adult novel. We Were Liars is a New York Times bestseller. It won the Goodreads Choice Award and was Amazon’s #1 YA novel of 2014. Genuine Fraud is a Times bestseller as well.
Lockhart has a doctorate in English literature from Columbia University. Her field was 19th-century British novel. In 2013 she chaired the committee on Young People’s Literature for the National Book Awards. She currently teaches creative writing at Hamline University’s low-residency MFA program in Writing for Children.
To follow along with this week’s Twitter takeover, follow our Twitter account @YoungEntmag and follow the hashtag #YAAUTHORTAKEOVER.