Josh Silver

venue Davidson Chalmers Stewart Storytelling Tent
date Saturday 15 June
time 3:45 pm
age 14+
ticket price £6 Child / £8 Adult


Josh Silver burst onto the YA scene in 2023 to widespread acclaim with his dark and thrilling debut novel HappyHead. When Seb is offered a place on a radical retreat designed to solve the national crisis of teenage unhappiness, he is determined to make his parents proud. But as he finds himself drawn to the enigmatic Finn, Seb starts to question the true nature of the challenges they must undergo. The deeper into the programme the boys get, the more disturbing the assessments become, until they fear there may be no escape. Join Josh as he discusses identity, mental wellbeing, the meaning of happiness – and what happens next in his nail-biting sequel Dead Happy.

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