WHEN OUR WORLDS COLLIDED Danielle Jawando in conversation with Liz Flanagan

  • DATE

    15 September 2022

  • TIME

    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

  • AGES

    All ages 13+


    £3 or free when ordering a copy of the book


    Blackwell's Bookshop Manchester
    University Green, 146 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9GP

Join us on Tuesday 16th August when Danielle Jawando will be here discussing WHEN OUR WORLDS COLLIDED – a powerful coming-of-age story about chance encounters, injustice and how the choices that we make can completely change our future. Danielle will be in conversation with Lara Williams.

About the book:

When fourteen-year-old Shaq is stabbed outside of a busy shopping centre in Manchester, three teenagers from very different walks of life are unexpectedly brought together. What follows flips their worlds upside down and makes Chantelle, Jackson, and Marc question the deep-rooted prejudice and racism that exists within the police, the media, and the rest of society.

About the author:

Danielle Jawando is an author and screenwriter. Her debut YA novel, And the Stars Were Burning Brightly, won best senior novel in the Great Reads Award and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the YA Book Prize, the Jhalak Children’s & YA Prize, the Branford Boase Award and was longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, the UKLA Book Awards and the Amazing Book Awards. Her previous publications include the non-fiction children’s book Maya Angelou (Little Guides to Great Lives), the short stories Paradise 703 (long-listed for the Finishing Line Press Award) and The Deerstalker (selected as one of six finalists for the We Need Diverse Books short story competition), as well as several short plays performed in Manchester and London. Danielle has also worked on Coronation Street as a storyline writer.

Liz Flanagan is an author and lecturer in creative writing at York St John University. Her debut YA novel Eden Summer, set in her home town of Hebden Bridge, was published by David Fickling Books and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Her other books include the middle-grade series Legends of the Sky. She is currently writing a historical novel for adults.

Doors: 18.30, event starts: 18.45

Tickets are £3.00 or free when ordering a copy of the book. WHEN OUR WORLDS COLLIDED will also be available to purchase on the night and Danielle will be signing copies after the talk. If you would like a signed copy but cannot make the event, please contact us on 0161 274 3331 or manchester@blackwell.co.uk and we can arrange this for you.