Nadia Rasheed

YAO Interviews: Simi Prasad’s Whole New World

Simi Prasad was only 15-years-old when she started writing her novel Out There – a great piece of dystopian fiction that follows the strong-willed Ava Hart in a male-less civilisation. Sheltered from the truth, Ava is about to learn that you can’t always trust the people who love you. Simi’s novel comes at a time […]

 Nadia Rasheed

Talking TEDx with Chris McGeorge

Talking TEDx with Chris McGeorge

‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ is the slogan bandied about by TED. Founded in 1984, the talks and speeches are now widely famous but perhaps a bit inaccessible for you and me not at those swanky conferences. Hence the birth of TEDx – a program of local, self-organised events in the spirit of TED. Now in the […]

 Nadia Rasheed

Joe Ducie Wants a Shelf of His Own

Joe Ducie Wants a Shelf of His Own

Twenty-five year-old author Joe Ducie has always wanted to be published but he admits the opportunity ‘sort of snuck up’ on him. Primarily a writer of the fantasy-urban genre, Joe cites his influences as Stephen King – the famed horror novelist – and the American fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss. Joe’s first Young Adult novel ‘The […]