Saturday, 9 July 2011

The Long Weekend plus Hidden - Savita Kalhan and Miriam Halahmy

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Two great, gritty books with cracking stories.

Sue Hyams said...

Great video. I really enjoyed it. And well done to the actors!

Miriam Halahmy said...

Thanks Anonymous and Sue - we were so proud of all our actors - a marvellous job from everyone and great fun to do.

Lucy Coats said...

Great--and really ties into the 'Dark YA' debate sparked by Megan Cox Gurdon's idiotic comments in America.

Savita Kalhan said...

Thanks for your comments! It was fun to do and great to be part of this fantastic event!
Lucy, you're so right about the tie-in and I think edgy teen/YA fiction is something that needs lots of debating.

Sue Purkiss said...

Congratulations to the actors and readers - they did brilliant job!

Savita Kalhan said...

Sue, yes, they really did - and we didn't have to twist their arms too hard either!

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Nicky Schmidt said...

Great video - the actors are brilliant!

Beth Kemp said...

Brilliant video - so nice to hear young voices reading! And pairing these edgy books together was inspired. I agree that kids need a place to explore issues, and books are absolutely that place as far as I'm concerned.

Sue Barrow said...

This was so well done - a great promotional trailer for both books. I would have liked the discussion between the two of you to have continued though. Maybe in another post? Or have I missed it?!

Stroppy Author said...

Great stuff! I agree with Sue that I'd have liked the discussion between you two to continue for longer. Fab idea to have the kids reading the books, too.

Miriam Halahmy said...

Thanks for your comments. I think we thought our bit should be kept as short as possible. But maybe we will do another video about Edgy fiction, with our group, The Edge and then the discussion can go on.