Books podcast: Sarah Crossan on her new YA novel Toffee and on being Laureate na nÓg

Carnegie Medal winner discusses her books and her identity as an Irish person in Britain

 Sarah Crossan:  won the Carnegie Medal in 2016 for her verse novel, One. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sarah Crossan: won the Carnegie Medal in 2016 for her verse novel, One. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

 

Welcome to The Irish Times Books Podcast, which this week features my interview with Sarah Crossan, Ireland’s Laureate na nÓg.

Crossan is one of Ireland’s most successful Young Adult writers, having won the Carnegie Medal in 2016 for her verse novel, One, and been shortlisted twice, for The Weight of Water and Apple & Rain.

Listen to the podcast

We discuss her latest young adult verse novel Toffee, about a teenager who runs away from an abusive home and befriends an elderly woman.

We also talk about her career, her work as children’s laureate at the halfway stage of her tenure, and her identity as an Irish person growing up and living in Britain.

The Irish Times Books Podcast is sponsored by Green & Blacks

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