Friday, 29 January 2010
YA fiction & JD Salinger
Two stories, but a connection. According to the Bookseller, YA (young adult) fiction sales topped £50m in 2009, but children’s fiction sales for eight to 11 years stood at £85.8m, down by over 13% in value and 9.57% in volume compared to 2008. The article discusses some of the possible reasons for this. Of course, one of the most famous YA books (although originally written for adults, it became popular with teenagers everywhere) is JD Salinger's Catcher in the rye, and his death was just announced - here are a couple of articles from the Herald and MSN's Today.